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Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Hawaii State Library

  • 478 S. King St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Library/Archive

Updated 03/04/2015

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This beautifully renovated main library was built in 1913. Its Samuel M. Kamakau Reading Room, on the first floor in the Mauka (Hawaiian for "mountain") Courtyard, houses an extensive Hawaii and Pacific book collection and pays tribute to Kamakau, a missionary student whose 19th-century writings in English offer rare and vital insight into traditional Hawaiian culture.

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478 S. King St., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, United States

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  • Free
  • Mon. and Wed. 10–5, Tues., Fri., and Sat. 9–5, Thurs. 9–8

Updated 03/04/2015


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