Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is MOVING!!!

We have moved. Please contact us via email through the contact us page. Mahalo for your patience while we make this transition.

Our 690 Pohukaina Street location in Kaka‘ako is slated for redevelopment and we must move out by December 31, 2014. We are unable to accept donations starting November 14 through December 31. Please bring your donations to your nearest library branch. Starting on January 1, 2015, please bring donations to our Harbor Warehouse Location in Kaka‘ako, near the UH Medical School and ReUse Hawai‘i.    

We are looking for 5,000 sq ft of air conditioned warehouse space with 10 parking spaces where our volunteers can work to process book donations. We are also interested in opening a bookstore at this location (or another location) space permitting. Please contact us with any leads!!!

Announcing the November Booksale

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Five Big Island Libraries Offer Wi-Fi to Puna Coastline Residents

         In the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle’s destruction in the Puna District of the Big Island, five libraries in the region will provide Wi-Fi service that will be accessible 24/7 until electrical power is restored in the area, announced State Librarian Richard Burns. The five libraries will maintain their normal public service hours.

         The libraries - Keaau Public & School Library, Mt. View Public & School Library, Pahoa Public & School Library, Pahala Public & School Library, and Naalehu Public Library - will offer after hours Wi-Fi access as far as the signal extends beyond the perimeter of the buildings.  Wi-Fi users are advised to connect to the HSPLS-Iselle Network.  Visit the Library or our HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org for more information. 

         “In an effort to provide access to the resources our Puna neighbors need at this critical time, we are extending the hours of our free Wi-Fi service so they can access the Internet for information, communication, recovery resources and other necessities,” said Burns.

Maui County and Big Island Public Libraries Close Due to Hurricane Iselle


In anticipation of the potential threat of Hurricane Iselle, and for the health and safety of patrons and staff, all public libraries in Maui County and on the Big Island will be closed on Thursday, August 7, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

          The following Maui County public libraries that are normally open on Thursdays will be closed: Hana, Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Lanai, Makawao, Molokai, and Wailuku.     

          Big Island public libraries that are normally open on Thursdays will be closed: Hilo, Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Keaau, Laupahoehoe, Mountain View, Naalehu, North Kohala, Pahala, Pahoa, and Thelma Parker.  Kealakekua Public Library is normally closed on Thursdays.      

          For more information, please visit the Hawaii State Public Library System’s website at www.librarieshawaii.org.    

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