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State library system awarded $1.16M grant


The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a grant of nearly $1.16 million to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS).

The IMLS distributes these funds each year through state library agencies nationwide, as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Each state, in turn, contributes at least $1 for every $2 of federal support.

HSPLS is using the grant money to fund recent enhanced technology services such as the HSPLS Microsoft IT Academy, Sirsi-Dynix Enterprise website portal, ChiliFresh global patron interaction platform, Horizon online renewal option, the Gale Cengage Powerspeak Languages online database as well as continuing access to our online database collection, other popular resources such as eBooks and digital audio books, and to pay for network costs.

“The addition of these enhanced technology services, particularly the HSPLS Microsoft IT Academy, will equip our library patrons – from keiki to kupuna – with the technical skills needed to become more successful in the classroom and more employable in the 21st century workplace,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.

To see the online databases, a variety of information, and other services 24/7, visit:

A valid HSPLS library card is required to access these and other resources.

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