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  • The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Continues Upgrade of Internet PC Reservations: Six more Oahu Libraries Start Week of May 13

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will perform an upgrade to its Smart Access Management (SAM) Internet reservation system in six Oahu public libraries beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17. The computers at the following Oahu libraries: Wahiawa, Waikiki-Kapahulu, Salt Lake-Moanalua, Manoa, Waipahu, and Kaimuki will be unavailable for reservations from this week through the completion of the upgrade in each library. Walk-up sessions may or may not be available, depending on the progress of the upgrade.

SAM is a computer-based system that allows users to reserve and register for Internet sessions in HSPLS's 50 public libraries; it helps HSPLS maximize the use of public Internet computers and ensures equal access for our patrons.

The upgrade is necessary to stabilize the SAM Internet reservation system and make it fully compatible with the Windows 7 operating systems in the recently installed public computers. To lessen the impact on library patrons, the upgrade is being scheduled during a traditionally slow period of the year and as much as possible on days when the libraries are scheduled to be closed.

The statewide upgrade implementation began April 8 and computers at Maui, Kauai, Big Island, and some Oahu public libraries have been upgraded.

During the implementation on Oahu, there will be a brief period when reservations will be suspended. Progress of the implementation will be posted on HSPLS's website ( In addition, signs will be posted on library computers alerting patrons of the upcoming upgrade about a week in advance.

In 2012, HSPLS recorded an amazing 600,855 Internet sessions in our 50 libraries statewide. The SAM Internet reservation system enhances customer privacy and expedites the reservation and registration process.

The SAM Internet reservation system is funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The recently installed public computers 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. Matching funds were provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, the Omidyar Ohana Fund through the Hawaii Community Foundation, and Alexander & Baldwin Foundation.

For more information, contact your local library or visit the HSPLS website at

About Kaimuki Public 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- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (beginning 12/7/2012)
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
Young Adult Librarian -- Baron Baroza

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
Most Sundays at 10:30 am, call 733-842. Enjoy stories and a simple craft.

Internet Computers -- one hour sessions with valid library card
13 internet computers for the public, one w/ ADA accommodations... printing available, donations requested
Click here for commonly asked questions regarding PC Reservations
Reserve a PC here

Loan Renewals:
On person with library material or call 733-8422, then press "0" -- have your library material with you when calling. For online renewals, use and "my account" and your library card no.

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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