Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Programs, Events Canceled at Public Libraries

March 15, 2020, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated March 14, 5:52 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

Out of an abundance of caution, and in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will implement a few changes to library service beginning March 16, 2020 through the rest of the month:

  • All programs and events will be canceled at all 51 locations.
  • All external meetings scheduled in Library meeting rooms will be cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Bookmobile Services will be suspended.
  • To reduce exposure, HSPLS is following best sanitation practices for workplaces, as well as pulling toys and other difficult-to-sanitize items from public areas.
  • Patrons will have two automatic renewals on library items that are eligible for renewal. Please visit our website for more information.
  • Donations from the public will not be accepted at any location.

HSPLS encourages everyone to check out HSPLS’ many digital resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks, online classes, and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, which are available 24/7 via our website

HSPLS is monitoring all State and federal information and guidance, and re-evaluating its services daily. Patrons can stay updated on changes to HSPLS services on our website. You can also follow HSPLS on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments


Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.