Hawaii State Public Libraries

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There are six libraries on the Island of Kauai: Hanapepe, Kapaa, Koloa, Lihue, Princeville and Waimea and 50 branches in the State of Hawaii. What’s unique about the Hawaii system is that you can borrow a library book at any library in Hawaii and return it to any other. Non-residents can get a library card for 3 months for $10 or 5 years for $25. For information please click here.

The Hawaii State Public Library System offers free Wi-Fi access to cardholders in all of their branches.

The Hawaii State Public Library has a mobile app. The app can be used to browse the HSPLS catalog, scan a barcode from a book, DVD or CD to check availability, view a list of checked out items and renew items, view a list of reserved items and place and cancel holds, and check account information such as items borrowed, due dates and fines.

You may borrow as many books and cassettes as you want and ten of VHS, DVDs and CDS. You can request items from any other branch. You will be penalized $1 if you do not pick up a requested item.

It is a fantastic system.