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Aiea Public Library Awarded Prestigious LEED Gold Certification


The new Aiea Public Library has earned the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The cooperative efforts of the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) and the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) contributed to the Aiea Public Library being selected as a LEED Gold building.




Five Big Island Libraries Offer 24/7

Wi-Fi to Puna Coastline Residents

In the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle’s destruction in the Puna District of the Big Island, five libraries in the region will provide Wi-Fi service that will be accessible 24/7 until electrical power is restored in the area, announced State Librarian Richard Burns. The five libraries will maintain their normal public service hours.


The libraries - Keaau Public & School Library, Mountain View Public & School Library, Pahoa Public & School Library, Pahala Public & School Library, and Naalehu Public Library - will offer after hours Wi-Fi access as far as the signal extends beyond the perimeter of the buildings.  Wi-Fi users are advised to connect to the HSPLS-Iselle Network.  For more information, contact a local library.  


“In an effort to provide access to the resources our Puna neighbors need at this critical time, we are extending the hours of our free Wi-Fi service so they can access the Internet for information, communication, recovery resources and other necessities,” said Burns.



New Partnership Uses Technology to Assist Public with Legal Forms



The Hawaii State Public Library System, in partnership with the Hawaii State Judiciary and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (Legal Aid), will provide access to the Self-Help Interactive Court Forms on the library system's 800 Internet computers and 250 netbooks statewide. Legal Aid utilized state-of-the-art software to develop the self-help interactive forms, which will help guide the public in how to identify and complete civil legal forms. The software also includes a new chat feature to enable individuals to ask questions directly to Legal Aid about the self-help forms on its LawHelp website.



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