Hawaii State Public Library System unveils new, user-friendly website

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s website just got a major upgrade.

Officials worked with the Hawaii Information Consortium to develop a site that was interactive and easy to use.

“The previous website was nice, but it was hard to find things, and what we were finding is that people didn’t know what resources were available to them,” explained state librarian Stacey Aldrich. “They weren’t finding things, like, did you know you can learn a language just with library card?”

Aldrich says she’s already received positive feedback from both staff and patrons.

“Last week we did a soft launch and asked if anybody had any problems, and people are actually finding things that they are looking for without us having to show them,” she said.

More online changes are in the works, including a larger selection of online magazines and e-books for kids, as well as an easier way to pay your fines.

Click here to access the website.

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