Learn more about the current IMLS funded project HERE.

The HMCS Library Reading Room accepts public appointments by reservation.

Please contact the library at or call:  808-447-3919 to schedule your appointment.

Research Requests 

For remote research assistance, please check out our Digital Collection and/or inquire with our collections staff at

Visit the Online Catalog (via LibraryWorld), to browse the library’s holdings and call numbers. If prompted, use “HMCS Library” as the library name, no password is required.

Visit our Digital Collections (via Omeka) to access scans of original, full-text letters, journals and publications, many of which were written or printed right here Honolulu ABCFM Mission Station. The Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society Library has the most extensive collection of Hawaiian-language publications in the world!

Visit our Virtual Exhibits (via PastPerfect 5.0) to view a selection of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, film negatives and quilts from our permanent collections.