Manoa Public Library


2716 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States


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

Danilo Marrone playing the harmonica.

Enjoy the melodious sounds of a fascinating instrument—the harmonica, or “mouth organ” during this entertaining and informative program. Danilo Marrone will open your ears and minds to this much beloved instrument that can be heard in all genres of musical styles.

This special program will feature various musical styles, but since the theme for the Summer Reading Program is “Reading Rocks!” there will be some rock music tributes included in the recital.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Join “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) as he shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents as Mr. Kneel to encourage & uplift children of all ages. Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assist educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.



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


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


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