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March 27, 2020

Hawaii State Public Library System Extends Temporary Closure

Updates to Library Services

HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Public Library System has been working on measures to support the health of our communities. In compliance with Governor Ige's 3rd Supplementary Proclamation regarding COVID-19, the Hawaii State Public Library System is making the following changes to services.

· All public library locations and bookmobile services will be suspended

March 18 -- May 5, 2020.

· All book drops continue to be closed. We are asking everyone to hold on to our library materials until we open again.

Library Materials

We don't want you to worry about fines and due dates while we are closed. Due dates and holds have been automatically extended.

· All items (including DVDs and HotPicks) checked-out starting March 16th will have a due date of May 13, 2020.

· No fines will be charged for items due between March 18 -- May 6, 2020. For holds that you placed that haven't been filled yet, we are extending the requests to make sure you still get what you want after we reopen.

· For holds that are already waiting for you at your favorite library, we are extending holds to May 13th so you can pick them up after we reopen.

· All email notifications are turned off right now. Notifications will resume once we reopen.

· No new holds will be taken until we reopen.

Library Cards

We want to make sure patrons can continue to access online resources. Library cards with $10 or more in fines and fees will still have access to all of the resources online. And all library cards that have expired will be extended, and can be renewed when we reopen.

Online Resources We are always open at librarieshawaii.org with amazing online resources available to access from home 24/7. Our online collection includes:

· eBooks and eaudiobooks

· Digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, New York Times

· Online classes

· Online language learning

· Many online resources for homework, recreation and research

Enjoy our free resources using your library card!

I just want to talk with someone:

If you have questions or would like to talk with someone, we're here to help. Please call: Monday -- Friday from 9:00 am -- 4:00 pm

808-586-3500 or 1-800-390-3611 (toll-free for neighbor islands)

Additional Information: We know these changes may be difficult, but we will continue to find ways to support you! Updates and alerts will be posted as they occur.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented time. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Hawaii State Public Library System libraries in the future. For health and hygiene tips, and reliable news sources about COVID-19, please visit the State of Hawaii Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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
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 -- Cora Kelly
Children's Librarian -- Melissa LePage
Young Adult Librarian -- Roberta Schmitz

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 733-8422. 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:
In person with library material or call 733-8422, then press "0" -- have your library material with you when calling. For online renewals, use www.librarieshawaii.org 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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