In these uncertain and stressful times, the Hawaii State Public Library System offers a broad and diverse collection of materials, virtual content, as well as dedicated library staff with the knowledge and skills to help you find the information and resources you need. 

During this time of social distancing and staying safe, your library card gives you access to free digital resources available 24/7. You can check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers as well as stream movies, documentaries, and T.V. series. Parents and caregivers who are looking for educational, age-appropriate content can also access BookFlix for Kids, Scholastic Teachables, streaming movies, TV series, and Story Time and Virtual Programs featuring your local librarians. Visit to check out all the latest information.  

Don’t have a library card yet? You can also apply for a library card online and instantly have 45 days of access to all our online resources! To activate all library card privileges (including placing requests online and borrowing library materials), please visit your local library with proof of Hawaii residency. Your library card works at all 51 public libraries throughout the State of Hawaii. You can request items, borrow, and return to any of the branches.

Our Library Take Out service is a safe way to order and pick up the books, DVDs, and CDs that you want to borrow. Search our online catalog to request items and schedule a pick up time once you receive email notification that your items are ready. If you have a smart device, download the Hawaii Mobile App. Once you have added your library card number and PIN (last four digits of your phone number) to the app, you can see what you have checked out, renew your items, and search for and request new items.

Feel free to stop by or call your nearest library during open hours. Library staff is here to help!

By Jessica Gleason, Bookmobile Librarian