The US Army Hawaii Libraries provide services and materials in a variety of formats to support the information, education, and recreation needs of the Hawaii Army community. The main library, SGT Yano, is located at Schofield Barracks and the branch library is located at Fort Shafter.
Stop by the library to find materials for every age and interest. The collections include books for children and teens, bestsellers, study guides, newspapers and magazines, comic books and manga, books on CDs, music CDs, DVD movies, and videogames.
GLIS Online Library Catalog: The online catalog provides access to the holdings of the Army Hawaii libraries as well as the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Patrons may browse, reserve and renew materials from any of these libraries from the publicly-accessible web catalog. Call your local library for your web login and PIN information to access the online catalog.
Programs: The libraries bring you many fun and educational programs. Story times are held at the Fort Shafter Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and the SGT Yano Library on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 10:00 AM. In addition, a variety of programs are offered throughout the year for children, teens, and adults. Examples include craft activities, live performances, and the Summer Reading Program. Library activities are announced in the DFMWR Discovery and the Library News & Events Section .
Computers with Internet access are available at all libraries for conducting research, participating in distance learning, as well as staying in touch with family and friends. Free wireless access is available at Sgt Yano and Fort Shafter Libraries. SGT Yano Library is also a Wireless Speed Zone for Oceanic Road Runner customers. Sgt Yano Library guests: Please note that the internet computers shut down half an hour before the library closes.
Video story time is offered at SGT Yano and Fort Shafter libraries, giving military parents the opportunity to read to their children even when the parent is deployed. Parents may bring their own favorite books or use library books to record a story time for their children. The library will provide video equipment to make a DVD. All military personnel are welcome, but preference will be given to those personnel who will be deploying. Please call to make appointments.
Language Materials Did you know? SGT Yano Library now offers materials for children and adults in German, Korean, and Spanish. Go to our online catalog. Click down arrow in “Keyword” box and select “Subject. Type in either “German Language Materials,” “Korean Language Materials,” or “Spanish Language Materials” and select “Schofield Barracks.” Then click the “Search” button to retrieve a list of titles available.
Transparent Language Online MWR library guests can access, via the libraries’ web catalog (link dodhawaiilibraries.org), this comprehensive language-learning program that includes 48 languages and English as a second language. Accessible from the Byki Mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices. Click on the “eResources” tab. You will need your GLIS web login and PIN to access this eResource.
Tutor.com services for Army Soldiers and Families. Tutor.com offers online homework, tutoring and career services provided by the Department of Defense. Work with a certified, professional tutor or career specialist online 24/7 to get help with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more. Tutor.com offers help in more than 16 subjects from elementary math to AP physics. The Adult Education Center, College Center, and Career Center are available for adults. Go to www.tutor.com/military to obtain a password. Eligibility information is available at www.tutor.com/military/eligibility
Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks are available via the libraries’ web catalog (dodhawaiilibraries.org). Click on the “eResources” tab. You will need your GLIS web login and PIN to access these eResources. Additional titles may be found on AKO. Select “Self Service” tab, then “My Library”, then “Army Audio Ebook Library.”
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBookCloud for teens is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! TumbleBookCloud Junior was created specifically for Teachers and Librarians looking for all the children’s classics and read-along titles on TumbleBookCloud, but without the teen fiction and high school classics. The AudioBookCloud allows you to listen to your favorite audio books (fiction, non-fiction, classics, and even Spanish language audiobooks!). Available via the libraries’ web catalog (dodhawaiilibraries.org). Click on the “eResources” tab. You will need your GLIS web login and PIN.
AKO: Installation Management Command, G-9 has funded numerous databases that are available from any computer via AKO (Army Knowledge Online). Databases include: MasterFile Search Premier, Auto Repair Reference Center, Peterson’s Lifelong Resource Center, Gale Student Resource Center, Ancestry.com, and Morningstar. Authorized usage of these databases is authenticated by your AKO user name and password. Login to AKO, select “Self Service,” then “MyLibrary.” Most of these databases are also available via the libraries’ web catalog (dodhawaiilibraries.org). Click on the “eResources” tab. You will need you GLIS login and PIN.
Ask a Librarian (QuestionPoint) The SGT Yano Library and the Defense Digital Library Research Service offer virtual reference services. Ask your question and receive a response within 48 hours. CLICK HERE to ask your question. For more information, call 655-8001.
Copy/Scan/Print Services All libraries have self-service coin-operated photocopy machines, printers, and scanners for public use. Copies and prints
are fifteen (15) cents per page for black and white copies and fifty (50) cents per page for color.
SGT Yano Library
1565 Kolekole Avenue, Bldg 560
Library Information (808) 655-8002
Reference Services (808) 655-8001
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fort Shafter Library
181 Chapplear Road, Bldg 650
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm