HONOLULU — Beginning Wednesday, June 17, the Hawai‘i State Public Library System will offer access to public computers by reservation at all branches.
Re-opening access to those public computers is part of the HSPLS’ phased reopening of library services as Hawai‘i carefully begins to get back to business amid the ongoing threat of COVID-19, according to a press release.
Library buildings will only be open for library patrons with computer reservations as new protocols are implemented to ensure spaces are safe and healthy for all.
In an effort to meet the computer needs of as many library patrons as possible, meet social-distancing guidelines and ensure proper cleaning protocols are performed, HSPLS will be using a public computer reservation system:
• Library patrons may reserve one, 60-minute computer session per day using the library’s computer reservation system at librarieshawaii.org, or by calling the library branch they would like to visit;
• Unreserved appointment times will be offered for walk-ups on a first-come, first-served basis;
• Library patrons are limited to a total of no more than two sessions per day.
All library patrons entering the building will be required to follow basic health protocols, including wearing a face which covers the nose and mouth. Equipment and high-touch areas will be cleaned after each computer session is completed.
Library take-out services will continue to be offered at all locations except for the Liliha and McCully-Mo‘ili‘ili libraries. No book donations are being accepted at this time.