Kona Law Library

Electronic Legal Research


Kānāwai: Search the library catalog

Provides access to the holdings of the Hawai‘i State Law Library System at the Supreme Court Law Library and branch libraries in Hilo, Kona, Lihue, and Wailuku.

eCourt Kōkua Kiosk

View public court records from Hawai‘i State Judiciary traffic cases; District Court, Circuit Court, and Family Court criminal; District Court and Circuit Court civil; Land Court and Tax Appeal Court; and appellate case information.


Disseminates official information from all three branches of the federal government.

The Supreme Court Law Library is a Federal Depository Library.

Hein Online

Provides page images from more than 1000 law reviews, the Federal Register, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Treaties, and Legal Classics. Offers searching by author, title, subjects, keywords.

Hawai‘i State Judiciary Website

Access to self-help information and court records, forms, contact information and more.

Kids First Hawaii Videos

Online programming for Third Circuit, Hawai‘i Island.

LexisNexis Digital Library

Click here to request registration for remote access: Provide Full Name, Email, and “Lexis Nexis eBook Registration” in the Question Box. Library Staff will process request and respond via email.

  • 1299+ volumes on various aspects of law from our Matthew Bender/LexisNexis treatise collection
  • 800+ titles from the American Bar Association (ABA)

RIA Checkpoint

Comprehensive tax research source providing keyword searching for tax court decisions, tax court memorandum decisions, and IRS code sections, procedures, regulations, revenue rulings, private letter rulings. Includes RIA’s Federal Tax Coordinator and U.S. Federal Tax Reporter.

Michie’s Hawai‘i Primary Law & Shepards on lexis.com*

Use Michie’s Hawaii Primary Law to search for appellate court opinions 1847+, court rules annotated, and Hawai`i Revised Statutes annotated. *Also includes cases from all 50 states and as well as Federal courts.

Use Shepards to cite check, find precedent, and check precedential value. Provides the ability to (1) shepardize cases and statutes for all 50 states and all U. S. and federal jurisdictions, and (2) retrieve and print the text of any case, statute, law review article that is being shepardized as well as all of the citing references.


Use Patron Access Westlaw to search for federal and 50 states case law, statutes, administrative, executive, and municipal resources. Access to West’s Key Number System, KeyCite, AmJur 2d, American Law Reports (ALR), Restatements of the Law, and law reviews is also available.

Online Training Guide

Wolters-Kluwers VitalLaw

Contains 64 treatise titles in various aspects of law, including Harper, James Gray on TortsNew Wigmore on EvidencePracticing Under the Federal Sentencing GuidelinesSexual Harassment in the Workplace and more.  For a complete listing of e-book titles, please check in at the reference desk.