Manoa Public Library

Address

2716 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
808-988-0459

About

Welcome to the Manoa Public Library! Designed by architect Gary Kawakami of Architecture Plus, Inc., and built by Allied Pacific Builders on the site of the original library, our $10.3 million replacement library opened on June 9, 2012. Our environmentally-friendly library features free Wi-Fi, computer laptop area, separate programming room, photovoltaic solar panels, high-efficiency air-conditioning system, and covered parking for cars and bicycles. In 2013, Manoa Public Library was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

Upcoming Events

Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant

The little fire ant (LFA) is a new, invasive, stinging ant that will spread across the Hawaiian Islands if we don’t take action now. LFA infest yards, houses, farms, and forests. Their powerful stings harm people and wildlife. LFA sting the eyes of pets, leading to blindness. LFA damage crops, food production, and the economy everywhere.

Our library is partnering with the Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) to provide FREE test kits to the community, while supplies last. Residents may obtain a test kit during the library’s business hours. The kits will include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Patrons may submit their samples directly to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

For more information on the “Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant” campaign, click here.

Children's Storytime

Please join us for a 30-minute fun storytime which includes simple stories, action songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun activities with adult participation. This program is suitable for children ages 1 – 4 years old.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Registration is required as we need a head count for craft items and contact information in case of cancellation of the program.  To register please come to the library or call 988-0459 during library hours.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth actors

BOO and HOO are happy, even though they always seem to get an Ouch! Like the time when they got their fingers trapped in the door and the time they fell and scraped their knees. One day BOO and HOO begin to feel other people’s OUCHES. So they set out on an adventure with their box of band aids to fix all the OUCHES in the world. Performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.

This 30-minute performance is suitable for ages 2 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's circular logo

shakuhachi performers

Steven Casano, Christopher Molina, and Robert Herr formed the New Oahu Island Shakuhachi Ensemble or NOISE.  They will play a mix of traditional and modern music with their shakuhachi, a Japanese end blown flute. This one-hour program is sponsored by the Friends of Manoa Library.

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

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 45
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 18
Magazines 30
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No