Kaimuki Public Library


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

Batman versus Superman movie poster

Batman and Superman clash over what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they’re defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause.

This film is 2 hours and a half hours long and is rated PG-13 (parents strongly cautioned, as some material may not be suitable for children
under 13). Movie screening will be held in the Library’s Meeting Room (Ground Floor).

Program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library at least 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if other special accommodation is needed.

Coloring, art therapy

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring.  Coloring books and colored pencils will be provided or you may bring your own materials.  Light refreshments will also be provided.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and is suitable for adults and children ages 12+.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult.

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

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our bi-monthly book club beginning August 11 where we will discuss Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.  Lab Girl was the 2016 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.  Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996.  She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii and currently holds a professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Next meeting: October 13: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015, this is the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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