Hawaii State Public Libraries - All 50 branches on six islands

The Hawaii State Public Libraries have free access to databases and books.


All of the libraries are open to the public. Branch locations are listed here

Library Hours

Hours for individual branches are listed here.

Borowing Library Items

You need a library card to borrow books and access the databases. The initial card is FREE for Hawaiʻi residents. Applicants must present a current ID and proof of Hawaii mailing address. Here is a link to the application process.

Resources Available

  • Books
  • Databases
    • The Hawaiʻi State Public Library (HSPLS) has a number of databases available to patrons who possess a library card. Library cards can be acquired for free by Hawaiʻi residents.
    • HSPLS Electronic Resources Page
    • Each database has different functionality and search features. To access a database:
      • Click on the link to the Database
      • Log in using your Library Card Number and Pin Number (last 4 digits of your phone number)

    • Some relevant databases include
      • HSPLS Academic Search Premier
        • Sample Journals:
          • Integrative Medicine Insights 1/2008 - present
          • National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 10/2010 - present
      • Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center
      • Alternative Health Watch
      • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
      • Green File
      • JSTOR
      • Health Source : Nursing/Academic Edition
      • MEDLINE


For questions, you can call the telephone reference desk at the Hawaii State Library 586-3621


If you need assistance with any of the above resources, I am happy to assist you. Just send me an email wmilibrary (at) gmail.com