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Library Closure and Resources

HSPLS News Release

All public library locations in Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), including the Molokai Public Library and bookmobile services, will be closed until April 7. Please know that we are working diligently to navigate the ongoing changes in guidance and requirements from local, state, and federal authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Given the most recent information, as of March 19, all book drops will be closed. We are asking everyone to hold on to our library materials until we open again.

While we are closed, we don’t want for you to worry about fines and due dates during this stressful time. Due dates and holds have been automatically extended. All items (including DVDs and HotPicks) checked-out starting March 16 will have a due date of April 13, 2020. No fines will be charged for items due between March 18 and April 7.

For holds that you placed that haven’t been filled, we are extending the requests to make sure you still get what you want after we reopen. For holds that are already at your favorite library, we are extending them to April 13 so you can pick them up after we reopen. All email notifications are turned off right now. Notifications will resume once we reopen. No new holds will be taken until we reopen.

We’ve made a few changes to make sure you have access to all of our free online resources while we are closed. If you owe fines/fees over $10, you will still have access to our digital resources. We want to make sure you can find something great to read!

If your library card expires between Feb. 26 and April 13, we will extend your library card for another 30 days. Once we are open, you can come in to renew your card and ensure you have access to our digital resources.

We are always open at librarieshawaii.org with many amazing online resources available to access from home 24/7. Our online collection includes eBooks and eaudiobooks, digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, New York Times, online classes, online language learning, and many online resources for homework, recreation and research. Enjoy our free resources using your library card!

Visit librarieshawaii.org for more info.

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