List of Carnegie libraries in Hawaii

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Hawaii provides detailed information on the United States Carnegie library in Hawaii, where 1 library was built from 1 grant (totaling $100,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1909.

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
Image Date
Location Notes
1 Honolulu Honolulu Nov 29, 1909 $100,000 478 S King St.
21°18′20.55″N 157°51′27.49″W / 21.3057083°N 157.8576361°W / 21.3057083; -157.8576361 (Honolulu Carnegie Library)
Opened February 1, 1913, this library in the territory of Hawaii was the only public library in the territory until 1921. In 1966, the library was renamed the Hawaii State Library which it remains to this day.[2]


  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ "Hawaii State Library – History". Retrieved 2009-06-21.


  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.