Public libraries to launch Library Take-Out

The Hawaii State Public Library System announce Saturday the statewide launch of Library Take Out at 47 public libraries. Starting Tuesday, May 26th, library patrons may now schedule a Library Take Out appointment time to pick up their hold item(s) at their favorite library.

Patrons may go to HSPLS Library Catalog and place a hold on any item(s) they want to borrow, or they may call their favorite library branch to place a hold with the staff.


After receiving a notice that their item(s) are ready for pick up, patrons can schedule a Library Take Out time at

For patrons who placed their holds during the closure, their item(s) are ready for pick up after the patron schedules a Library Take Out appointment time to pick up their item(s).

Library Take Out service is not available at the following libraries: Liliha, McCully, Pearl City and the Hawaii State Library. No book donations will be accepted at this time.


“Although our buildings remain closed to the public for now, we are excited to offer Library Take Out as a convenient and safe way to access library books and materials. We appreciate the public’s patience as we continue to phase in our library services for the community,” said Mallory Fujitani,Special Assistant l Office of the State Librarian through a media release.

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