Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library


400 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States


Welcome to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library! Designed by Cyril Lemmon and Associates, we opened on July 11, 1952, at the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai Canal. Known for its cathedral-like windows, our library serves “snow birds” during the winter from the mainland, Canada, and other visitors worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Join us for stories, songs and movement!  Make a simple craft to take home!  This program is best for toddlers to children in first grade.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please contact the library at least 10 days before the event.


Come enjoy games or puzzles at the library!  We have games for both adults and kids over the age of 5.  Whether you like card games or board games, you’re bound to find the game for you!  Children’s games include Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Candyland, Polynesian Voyage, Uno and more.  We also have Jenga and Twister!  Adult and older children’s games include Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, Apples to Apples, playing cards, Charades and Telestrations.  If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you!

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least ten days before the event.


Date Time
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday NOON – 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 15
Magazines 38
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No