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 online 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. Pre-school 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. Programs include craft activities, live performances, and the Summer Reading Program. Library activities are announced in the Family and MWR 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 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. It provides military parents the opportunity to read to their children even when the parent is deployed. Parents may bring their own books or use library books to record a story time for their children. The library will provide the 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 an appointment.
Language Materials SGT Yano Library offers materials for children and adults in German, Korean, and Spanish. Go to the online catalog. Click the down arrow in the “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.
Mango Languages. Library account holders can access, via the libraries’ online catalog, over 60 foreign-language courses and 17 English lessons. Click on “eResources/Research” tab, and then select “Mango Languages.” You will need your GLIS web login and PIN to access this resource.
Tutor.com services for Army Soldiers and Families Chat 24/7 with a tutor for elementary (K-12) through college algebra, essay writing, calculus, physics and more. 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’ online catalog. Click on the “eResources/Research” tab. You will need your GLIS web login and PIN to access these eResources. Content is available from Army Digital Media Library (Overdrive), Ebsco eBook and eAudio Collection, MyILibrary, OneClick Digital, and Safari Books Online.
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’ online catalog. Click on the “eResources/Research” tab. You will need your GLIS web login and PIN to access TumbleBook resources.
Other Online Databases Need information for school, work, or hobbies? Ask us about:
- Academic Search Premier
- Ancestry Library (ProQuest edition) (remote viewing from outside the library is limited)
- Armed Services Newspapers
- Auto Repair Reference Center
- Career Transitions
- Chilton Library
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Grizmek’s Animal Life
- History Reference Center
- Kids Search
- Lit Finder
- MasterFile Premier
- Military and Government Collection
- National Geographic Virtual Library
- NoveList K-8 Plus
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Peterson’s DoD Lifelong Learning Resource Center
- ProQuest Newspapers
- Small Engine Repair Reference Center
- Student Resources in Context
- Teacher Reference Center
- Universal Class
- What Do I Read Next?
- Zinio Digital Magazines
These are all accessible via the libraries’ online catalog . Click on the “eResources/Research” tab. You will need your GLIS web login and PIN to access these eResources.
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.
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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