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 will be open and accepting appointments Wednesday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. by reservation.

Please contact librarian/archivist, Kelsey Karsin, at or, call: 808-447-3919

Learn more about the current IMLS funded project HERE.

The HMCS Library Reading Room is now open for public appointments by reservation.

We look forward to welcoming you back in-person! Please contact librarian/archivist, Kelsey Karsin, at 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

Contact Us 
Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society Library
553 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

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