August 26, 2020 Site Closure update

Hawaiian Mission Houses is again temporarily closed to the public starting Thurs., August 27, in accordance with City and State safety guidelines. Please contact us for more information or help, at or (808) 447-3910.

Our staff will be performing only essential collection care in the archives and will be working remotely through our closure. Please continue to reach us with library inquiries at

The HMCS Library Reading Room is closed for public appointments at this time.          We hope to welcome in-person research back soon!

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