Computer time suspended at all state libraries through Aug. 31

  • The Kailua-Kona Public Library. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Hawaii State Public Library System said it will temporarily suspend computer time at all library branches statewide effective Sunday through Aug. 31.

However, using their library card, patrons will be able to access the Hawaii State Public Library System’s wifi network from outside the library buildings during public service hours.

Public libraries will continue to offer library take out services at all branches statewide, except at the Liliha, Kahului and McCully-Moiliili Public Libraries, which are closed for renovation. The service allows patrons to pick up hold items that are ready for them at their favorite library branch. All library patrons are required to follow basic health protocols including wearing a face covering, which covers their nose and mouth, while interacting with library staff.

“We understand that our decision impacts our computer users, but in light of the increasing cases of COVID-19, we must do our part to stop the spread of the virus in our community,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich.

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