Services currently offered: Check-out of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and games. Library computers are also available for those who may not have access at home. Use is limited to Library-owned desktop computers and laptops; personal computers will not be allowed. Masks are mandatory. Limits may be enforced, as needed, to support social distancing requirements. No reading or lingering. Respect social distancing while in the facility.
Please continue to utilize the MWR Digital Library
OPAC (Joint Base Library Catalog) - Locate material, access your account, place holds, renew material and more.
New Digital Library Resources-
- STEAM Activities- Posted on Saturdays on the Great Life Hawaii Facebook Page
- Staff & customer book reviews (Titles available on Navy Digital Library)
- Five movies based on books
- Universal Class - Everything from homeschooling to career training to crafts & hobbies & cooking.
- Quello Concerts (Free on Navy Digital Library)
- Origami from the EBSCO Arts & Crafts Reference Center (Balloon, Flapping Bird)
- Historic Hickam Heritage Trail- Self guided walking tour
We have CDs, DVDs, audio books, video games, online resources, computers with internet, WiFi, copying and fax services and of course books, all in one location. Plus children's programs, monthly events, reading and writing programs and more all at your Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Library.
990 Mills Blvd. (Bldg. 595)
JBPHH, HI 96853
Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm
Tues, Thurs 11am-7pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-8pm
Enter Hickam's main gate and go straight on O’Malley Blvd. After entering the roundabout, take the second right (Mills Blvd) and proceed to the stop sign. The library is located ahead and on the left.
Enter Hickam's main gate in the far right lane and take the first right (Vandenberg Blvd). Continue on Vandenberg Blvd through two stop lights. After passing through the second light, the road bends left and turns into Fox Blvd. Continue on Fox Blvd until you reach the stop sign at the roundabout. Turn onto Mills Blvd--the ball fields will be on your left and the library will be ahead on your right.
Entering from Pearl Harbor: From H-1 take the Pearl Harbor/Hickam exit. Get in the lane farthest left and after passing through Pearl Harbor's gate, make a left onto South Ave (Hickam AFB housing will be on your left). Proceed on South Ave and make a left into the Porter Gate. Go straight on 11th St until you reach the third stop sign at the roundabout. Turn onto Mills Blvd--the ball fields will be on your left and the library will be ahead on your right.
One account is created for each family with the sponsor being responsible for all material borrowed. You will be issued a library card and/or you can use your government ID. Failure to follow library policies can result in suspension of library use. It is a privilege, not a right to use the library. Click here to view our Overdue Policy.
DVD, video game/console/accessory: 1 week
Everything else: 3 weeks
10 audiobooks / 10 DVDs / 6 video game accessories / 3 video games / 3 study guides (CD/DVD/IPOD) /
1 video game console / No limit on books
Most material can be renewed two times --by e-mail, in person, over the phone, or on the OPAC provided the patron does not have overdue material or the item is not on hold for another patron. View How to Renew tutorial.
A hold can be placed on material from the OPAC or by completing a Library Reserve Request form. You will be notified by email when the material is available. Hold material will be held for approximately seven days. View tutorials: How to Place a Hold -- Is My Hold Available.
Due to severe space limitations, as well as labor and processing costs, the Library is unable to place all donated items into the collection. Furthermore, donations with “strings attached,” such as an obligation to place them in the collection, will not be accepted.
- All donated materials become the library’s property to use or not use as it sees fit. Materials not incorporated into the collection may be distributed as follows:
- Placed in the library’s paperback exchange.
- Given to a private organization (such as the Hickam Library Friends).
- Recycled or disposed of by other means at the librarian’s discretion.
- Donations are used primarily for:
- Supplementing copies of bestsellers during peak demand periods.
- Replacing old or out of print classics or historical materials that are in poor condition.
- “Swapping Out” popular titles not cost effective to repair.
- “Filling Gaps” in popular children’s series.
- Resale value for charitable contributions: The donor is responsible for obtaining an appraisal or resale value of the items being offered.
Computers are Windows based with Office products. Scanning capability and Wi-Fi connections available.
Black/White and Color copying/printing: 15¢ per page.
Free faxing to non-international numbers; free cover sheets are available. Fax #808-422-7189.
Heritage Months & Holidays
Throughout the year, we highlight the following heritage months and/or holidays:
- Black History Month (February)
- Library Lovers Month (February)
- Women's History Month (March)
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
- Hispanic Heritage Month (September - October)
- Banned Books Week (September)
- TeenTober (October)
- Halloween (October)
- American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)
- Thanksgiving (November)
- Christmas Around the World (December)
Learn more about the Hickam Library Friends by clicking here.
Dial a Story
Did you know that the great folks at the Joint Base Library offer a wonderful service called "Dial-A-Story"? Dial-A-Story can be done from the comfort of your home. Simply pick up the phone and dial 449-8297, and a story will be read especially for your child!
Story times are great for children of all ages and are free. Click Here to see the Storytime dates and themes, each session is from 9-10 a.m.
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Don't spend your own money! Login and check out the OVERDRIVE program - downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, music, and videos. Use on a variety of devices including computers, iPods, iPads, Ebook readers, MP3 players, and more. Collection includes fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles. For access instructions and account creation, either visit the Library or call us at 449-8296.