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Your Library Card: The Smartest Card in Your Wallet
As you prepare your child or yourself to go back-to-school, did you know the smartest card in your wallet is a valid Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) library card?
Your HSPLS library card is the key that provides a wealth of free services to help you or your child succeed in school including the HI Tech Academy, online databases provided by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services) including Powerspeak Languages, Testing and Education Reference Center, and homework assignment resources for elementary, middle school, and high school students; wireless internet access (wi-fi), Reference and Readers Advisory assistance, and more.
Your valid photo ID and proof of current local address are required to obtain a Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) library card from a local public library. The initial card for Hawaii residents and stationed military personnel is free. For non-resident cards, temporary address and proof of permanent address are required. Notify your local public library immediately if your card is lost, stolen, or have a change of address or phone number.
Minors (below 18) must have their applications co-signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must present a current ID and proof of mailing address. Parents or guardians are responsible for items, fines, and fees on their children's cards.
Fill out form to the right to get key links and library card application>>>>
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.
Tuesday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday: 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
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.
first one free, replacement $5.00
3 weeks for books and CDs
1 week for DVDs/ videos
25 cents per day for all ages for books, CDs, DVDs/videos
$1.00 per week for DVDs and videos
CONNECT FROM HOME:
- Search Catalog
- CDs & DVDs
- electronic databases
- Download eBooks/Audio/Music
- library information
- Free Wi-Fi in the library during business hours. Login using your valid library card number and your PIN (last 4 digits of your phone no.)
- and more!
13 internet computers for the public, one w/ ADA accommodations... printing available, donations requested
On person with library material or call 733-8488, 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
** 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.
- Books by Mail
- Custom Research
- Interlibrary Loans
- Photocopying and Mailing Documents
- Test Proctoring
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