About the Library

HAWAIIAN MISSION CHILDREN'S SOCIETY (HMCS) LIBRARY is a research Library containing rare books, Manuscript Collections and other special collections. The general focus of the Library's collections is on the history of Hawai‘i from 1778 to 1900.

Visit the Online Catalog, to gain online access to the library's holdings. Visit our Digital Library for full-text, keyword-searchable access to some of our original Hawaiian-language publications, many of which were printed right here at the Mission Houses Printing House. The Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library has the most extensive collection of Hawaiian-language publications in the world.

If you would like to schedule a research visit, please contact the Curator of Archives at (808) 447-3919 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservation today! 


Library Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Contact Us
Hawaiian Mission Children's Society (HMCS) Library
at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
553 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

(808) 447-3919

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