Library

September 30, 2020 Site Reopening update

The Hawaiian Mission Houses is now reopen to the public starting Friday., September 25, 2020. The Library and Archives is accepting limited appointments at this time, by reservation.

Please contact us at archives@missionhouses.org or, call: 808-447-3919

Learn more about the current IMLS funded project HERE.

The HMCS Library Reading Room accepts public appointments by reservation.

We are currently hiring in the library! Appointments will be limited while we search for a Librarian. 

Please contact the library at archives@missionhouses.org 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   archives@missionhouses.org

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. 

Contact us

For Assistance, Please Call

(808) 447-3919