HONOLULU — Effective today, Monday, Sept. 13, all public libraries and offices for the Hawai‘i State Public Library System will implement and enforce proof-of-vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours to enter.
All visitors 12 years and older to public libraries and support offices must provide the following before entering a facility:
• Proof of full vaccination (digital or hard copy of vaccination card) or, if not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result issued within the last 72 hours;
• Valid photo identification.
Visitors 5 years old and older must also wear a suitable mask covering their nose, mouth and chin at all times while in the library, practice hand hygiene, and are reminded to physically distance themselves from others.
Visitors unable to enter will be provided assistance by staff at the door. Staff will make every effort to answer questions, assist with photo-copying, pull requested items and provide checkout and account services.
The HSPLS thanks patrons for their patience and support as staff navigates the on-going changes in guidance and requirements from local, state and federal authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The HSPLS digital doors are always open at librarieshawaii.org. With just a library card patrons can download ebooks, stream movies, learn a language, read The New York Times and more.