MCB Hawaii Libraries

The library is open.

  • Mon-Fri, 0900-1600
  • Walk-in service available for active duty and dependents
  • Public computer use and printing available
  • Capacity limit: 25, masks required, social distance
  • Reserve items ahead of time over the phone and online
  • Email
  • Phone: 808-254-7624

We are also still offering grab and go operations for Active-duty and their dependents where our customers can request items via phone at 808-254-7624 or via our online catalog and only books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks, & CDs will be available. Visit our Library Web Page to learn more about our online collection and other virtual opportunities.

The Marine Corps Base Hawaii library supports the educational, recreational, and lifelong learning needs of all Service members and their families. We provide materials for circulation, space for studying and browsing, and a variety of programs designed to encourage literacy for all ages. See this Library Brochure (PDF) for some commonly asked questions and additional information.

Contact us at: 808-254-7624

While the Library is currently closed, you can still access a host of digital materials from home!

Library CatalogClick on our Library Catalog to discover a vast online collection of ebooks, magazines, courses, learning aids, musical performances, movies and more!

Not sure where to start? Check out some of the options highlighted below.

OverdriveeBooksInterested in reading or listening to that book your friend can’t stop talking about? Download the ebook or audiobook from our catalog.

Digital MagazinesCraving something different? Gain access to popular digital magazines and comics, concerts, and engaging lectures.

KanopyMiss borrowing DVDs? You can stream videos from a large collection of award-winning films and inspiring documentaries.

Live Homework HelpNeed help with school work? Take advantage of online tutoring help and some of these great free digital resources that will help your child stay engaged during distance learning.

To obtain the username or passcode for any of our online resources, please email us or send us a message via Facebook Messenger.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook to learn about virtual events and the latest resources to become available through our online catalog. Tune in to catch Auntie Rowena’s Virtual Story Time every Tuesday and Thursday!

The following services are not available until the library reopens.

STEMpicsYou can sign up for our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program online!

We offer several different STEM workshops at various times throughout the year. You must be age 6 or older to participate. There are two age groups so please register with the correct form. The workshops will be located in the K-Bay Base Library in building 219 on the 2nd deck. We have a limited number of seats, but if we fill up, check back with us in case we have any cancellations. Registrations open 2 weeks prior to the class date.

Sound Sandwich
Creating beautiful music is not just an art–it’s also a science! Come join in the noise as you design and explore your own instrument made from household items. Time to tune up! *Base access is a requirement for participation in this program*

  • Books and audiobooks
  • DVDs, music CDs, and video games
  • Public PCs with scanning and printing capabilities
  • Copier and fax machine (available for a fee)
  • Test preparation materials
  • Free WiFi
  • Study area
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks
  • Commandant’s Reading List collection
  • Nooks available for circulation
  • iPads available for in house use
  • Access to electronic databases
  • Programs for adults, young adults, and children

Enhance your creativity, learn a new skill, and make something you can use! The Base Library Makerspace is designed to give you the tools you need to create something, whether it’s technology oriented or hands-on crafting.

Technology available for use in the library: Laptops loaded with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Intuos Pen and Touch tablets, a 3D scanner, and a high quality photo scanner.

3D Printing: create a design, and library staff will print it for you. See this 3D information flyer to learn how to submit your own design to be printed in 3D!

Take it, Make it: Borrow kits designed to teach you a new skill. Visit this link for guides on how to use the kits. Kits include:

  • Origami
  • Knitting
  • Little Bits
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Makey Makey
  • Robotics
  • Squishy Circuits

You can also borrow specialty cake pans, GoPros, and coloring books with colored pencils.

Make it at the library!

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