About the Library

HAWAIIAN MISSION CHILDREN'S SOCIETY (HMCS) LIBRARY is a research Library containing rare books, Manuscript Collections and other special collections. The general focus of the Library's collections is on the history of Hawai‘i from 1778 to 1900.

Visit the Online Catalog, to gain online access to the library's holdings. Visit our Digital Library for full-text, keyword-searchable access to some of our original Hawaiian-language publications, many of which were printed right here at the Mission Houses Printing House. The Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library has the most extensive collection of Hawaiian-language publications in the world.

If you would like to reserve research time with the Curator of Archives, please contact John Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (808) 447-3919.

Library Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Contact Us
553 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
(808) 447-3919

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