E Komo Mai (Welcome)
to Federal Documents Section
Hawaii State Library, the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System, will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary from February 1 through 2013. The Library will present an historical exhibit of the Hawaii State Library in the First Floor Reading Room during those dates. In addition, the Library will conduct special programs and new exhibits will be featured each month. Programs will be held in the Library's main lobby. For more information, call 586-3500.
JOIN US BY SIGNING UP DURING OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM BY SHOWING US YOUR GROUNDBREAKING READS
The Hawaii State Public Library System would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program:
Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i
Atherton Family Foundation
Kraft Foods Group in Hawaii
Longs Drugs/CVS Caremark
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
HEI Charitable Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
Meadow Gold Dairies
Hansen Distribution Group
Toshiba Business Solutions
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
National Football League Charities
Aloha United Way
Local Friends Chapters
The Islander Group
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
USB Drives were provided by Hawaii’s Access for All Grant through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and leveraged with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online funds; match funds were provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, the Omidyar Ohana Fund through the Hawaii Community Foundation, and Alexander & Baldwin Foundation.
Who We Are
The Federal Documents Section was independently formed on April 19, 1971 to accommodate the special collection and is located on the second floor of the Hawaii State Library. We select and help disseminate federal government documents, information and related materials to supplement the general collection of the Hawaii State Library.
The Hawaii State Library was designated a selective Federal Depository Library on May 31, 1929. We provide a resource-rich environment with no-fee access to materials and resources published by the federal government. A dedicated public access computer is available in the section for priority use to search and use any federal government supported website or database.
Other Federal Depository Libraries within the Hawaii State Public Library System include the Lihue Public Library on the island of Kauai and the Kahului Public Library on the island of Maui.
This Section was designated the sole Patent and Trademark Resource Center in Hawaii, and for the Pacific area, on December 18, 1989. We have been a certified Passport Acceptance Facility since July 15, 2003 and a Hawaii State Data Center Affiliate for the Hawaii State Library since March 12, 2007.