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  • The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will Unveil New Web Portal on February 15

HSPLS Libraries will Webcast Legislative Hearings Starting February 16

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will unveil a new, dynamic portal through its website: on Wednesday, February 15. The SirsiDynix Enterprise portal will provide patrons with a powerful search engine that simultaneously explores HSPLS holdings, OverDrive ebook and digital audio books and music holdings, newspaper index entries, and subscription online databases.

The new portal showcases several technological enhancements that HSPLS patrons will enjoy. Enterprise incorporates "fuzzy logic," a feature that corrects errors such as misspellings and typos, and yields search results every time. Additionally, the Enterprise portal is mobile-friendly, adjusting to allow the website to be viewed and used by mobile browsers.

To satisfy library patrons who are engaged in social media, the new portal offers ChiliFresh, a global patron interaction platform that will facilitate peer book reviews, creation of book clubs by staff and patrons, and provide a vehicle for interaction between book club participants.

The website is organized into six sections:

  • Books, Articles and Media - Books, CDs and DVDs, Online Databases, Hawaii Newspaper Index, eBooks, Digital Audio and Music, Newspapers and Magazines (Serials Holdings List)
  • Library Programs & Events - Children's Story times, Holiday Programs, and other programs in HSPLS libraries statewide
  • Locations - Library Branches, Hours of Operation, Hawaii State Library Sections, Bookmobiles
  • Services - Borrowing, returning or renewing library materials, Reserving library materials, E-Mail Notification, Internet computers, Meeting Rooms, Passport Applications, Wireless Access, Enhanced Services, Bookmobiles
  • Ask A Librarian - Reference Services, Ask-A-Librarian by E-mail, FAQs
  • About HSPLS - Library Cards/PIN Codes, Fines and Fees, Administrative Rules, HSPLS House Rules & General Policies, HSPLS Newsletter (Holo I Mua), Employment Opportunities, State Librarian, HSPLS Reports, LSTA, Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Board of Education, How to ...

Funding for these electronic services is provided by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

About Kaimuki Library
The mission of the Hawaii State Public Library System is to provide Hawaii's residents, in all walks of life, and at each stage of their lives, with access to education, information, programs and services, and to teach and nurture the love of reading and the habit of life-long learning.

Sun - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mon - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tues - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wed. - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs.- 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri , Sat & State Holidays - Closed

Library Cards
You may apply for a library card at any Hawaii public library. The initial card is FREE for Hawaii residents. Cards are also free for military personnel and their dependents with a copy of orders. The resident card replacement fee is $5.00. Resident library cards must be renewed every five years. There is no charge for the renewal.

Branch Manager -- Maile Davis
Reference Librarian -- Jeffery Eldredge
Reference Librarian -- Cora Kelly
Children's Librarian -- Melissa LePage

Library Cards
first one free, replacement $5.00
Loan Period
3 weeks for books and CDs
1 week for DVDs/ videos
View more information on Borrowing, Returning & Renewing Materials
Overdue fines
25 cents per day for all ages for books, CDs, DVDs/videos
Rental fees
$1.00 per week for DVDs and videos



Children's Storytimes
every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., no sign up enjoy stories and a simple craft

Internet Computers -- one hour sessions with valid library card
5 new faster computers installed in May 2011, one with ADA accommodations printing available, donations requested
Click here for commonly asked questions regarding PC Reservations
Reserve a PC here

Telephone renewals:
in person with library material or call 733-8422, then press "0" -- have your library material with you when calling

Book Drops -- for after business hours -- one by the front door or drive-up book drop in the upper parking lot

Friends of the Kaimuki Library -- support group for the library
-- Members and officers needed
-- Ongoing book sale bookshelf - $1.00 per book

2 Photocopiers
** 20 cents per page

2 Microfilm Reader/Printers
** 15 cents per page

Ongoing Book Sale
** Friends of Kaimuki Library

The Hawaii State Public Library System provides the following enhanced services for library users. Click on the service in which you are interested for more information.

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