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Name: Stacey
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Hawaii
Address: Hawaii State Public Library
44 Merchant St
City: Honolulu
State: HI
Zip Code: 96813
Phone: (717) 783-2466
Fax: (717) 772-3265
Appointment Date: 4/6/2015
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: David Ige
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: <
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 1,211,537
Number of Public Libraries: 51
Total Circulation: 6,947,968
Circulation Per Capita: 5.73
Total Library Operating Income: $22,789,160
Total Expenditures: $22,378,121
Expenditures per capita:$18.47
State Support:$20,332,611
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 73


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: The State Librarian is the head of the Hawaii State Public Library System. The elected Board of Education formulates policy and exercises control over the public school system and the public library system through its executive officers, the Superintendent of Education and the State Librarian.
Library Legislation:
Hawaii Revised Statutes, chapter 312
Library Standards:

Allied and Other Special Operations:

Number of Service Outlets: 51 libraries including the Hawaii State Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and 49 branch libraries
Collections: 3,281,117 books and other materials
Staff: 7 full time
Income: $24,073,277
Expenditures: $24,192,389
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:
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