Saturday, March 25, 2017 Kaimuki Public Library will be temporarily closed for air conditioning replacement. Learn more

Kaimuki Public Library

Kaimuki Public Library will be temporarily closed for air conditioning replacement starting Saturday, March 25, 2017. All book drops will be closed starting at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 24. Please return borrowed items to other public libraries during the closure. If you have pending requests on your account, call or visit any open library to designate an alternate pick up library. You may pick up your requested items already on the hold shelf by 4:00 pm. on March 24 or when the library re-opens. For more information, please call Kaimuki Public Library at 733-8422. A re-opening date announcement will be posted on the HSPLS website librarieshawaii.org.


1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States


Welcome to the Kaimuki Public Library! Designed by local architect Shoso Kagawa, our library opened on June 17, 1965. Our busy regional library opens 6 days a week and is one of only 3 public libraries open on Sundays. In 2015, our library celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Walt Disney's Moana movie

The 2017 season of Family Film Friday kicks off with Disney’s Moana. Check out the plot summary below!

Moana is a mythic adventure set across a series of islands in the South Pacific. The film follows the journey of the spirited Moana, who sets off to traverse the open ocean. She is joined by the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together they encounter fiery creatures and go against impossible odds.”

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library. The film’s runtime is 107-minutes. Rated PG. The screening will take place in Kaimuki’s Ground Level Meeting Room.

Please contact the hosting library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if any special accommodations are needed.  The film will be screened with subtitles on. Mahalo!

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our bi-monthly book club! At this meeting, we will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s historical epic The Lacuna. Travel from the Mexico City of renowned artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR and J. Edgar Hoover. Kingsolver’s novel is the poignant and gripping tale of a man torn between two nations reinventing their identities.

Next meeting: July 14: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, a University of Hawaii biologist.

Meeting place: Friends of Kaimuki Public Library’s bookstore, The Book Cellar. The shop is located on the ground level of the library.

Program schedules are subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.


Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 20
Magazines 63
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes