Important Alert #1:  The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.

Important Alert #2:  The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project.  The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018  and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Address

402 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
808-733-8444

About

Welcome to the Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)!  Designed by architect George W. McLaughlin, the library opened in its present location in 1961. LBPH provides books and magazines in audio and braille for patrons who are certified as having a visual impairment or other physical limitation that prevents them from reading standard printed material.  LBPH also has the largest collection of large-type books in the state and a Radio Reading Service: a closed-circuit broadcast for registered patrons which features news from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, grocery ads, and articles and stories from other local publications. Are you interested in joining LBPH? Please download an application. Individual Application or Institution Application

Upcoming Events

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Hours

Date Time
Monday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 15
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off No
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 4
Magazines 44
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying No
Test proctoring services No