Hawaii State Public Library System

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The Hawaiʻi State Public Library System (HSPLS) is the only statewide public library system in the United States. The flagship Hawaiʻi State Library, built in 1911 and designed by architect Henry D. Whitfield, was funded in part by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is a historic downtown Honolulu building. The system has 50 libraries on all the major Hawaiian Islands: Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Oʻahu. The system's collection of books and other library materials totals over three million. There is one library for the blind and physically handicapped, located on Oʻahu. The Hawaiʻi State Public Library System is headed by the Hawaiʻi State Librarian, currently Richard Burns, who reports to the Hawaii Board of Education.

List of public libraries in the system[edit]

  • Hawaiʻi County - Hawaii (island) (12)
    • North Kohala Public Library
    • Hilo Public Library
    • Honokaʻa Public Library
    • Kailua-Kona Public Library
    • Keaʻau Public and School Library
    • Kealakekua Public Library
    • Laupāhoehoe Public and School Library
    • Mountain View Public and School Library
    • ʻālehu Public Library
    • Pāhala Public and School Library
    • Pāhoa Public and School Library
    • Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library
  • Kauaʻi County (6)
    • Hanapēpē Public Library
    • Kapaʻa Public Library
    • Kōloa Public and School Library
    • Līhuʻe Public Library
    • Princeville Public Library
    • Waimea Public Library
  • Lānaʻi (1)
    • Lānaʻi Public and School Library
Wailuku Public Library, designed in 1928 by Charles William Dickey.
Hawaii State Library in the Hawaii Capital Historic District.
  • City and County of Honolulu - Oʻahu (24)
    • ʻAiea Public Library
    • ʻĀina Haina Public Library
    • ʻEwa Beach Public and School Library
    • Hawaiʻi Kai Public Library
    • Hawaiʻi State Library
    • Kahuku Public and School Library
    • Kailua Public Library
    • Kaimukī Public Library
    • Kalihi-Pālama Public Library
    • Kāneʻohe Public Library
    • Kapolei Public Library
    • Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
    • Liliha Public Library
    • Mānoa Public Library
    • McCully-Mōʻiliʻili Public Library
    • Mililani Public Library
    • Pearl City Public Library
    • Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library
    • Wahiawā Public Library
    • Waialua Public Library
    • Waiʻanae Public Library
    • Waikīkī-Kapahulu Public Library
    • Waimānalo Public & School Library
    • Waipahu Public Library

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