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.

Hawaii Kai Public Library


249 Lunalilo Home Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825, United States


Welcome to the Hawaii Kai Public Library! Designed by architect Harold T. Kurisu, our library opened on Dec. 1, 1973. For nearly 30 years, Hawaii Kai Lions and Nagoya Lions provide unique support – monetary donations and cultural artifacts from Japan. On Aug. 22, 2013, the Friends of Hawaii Kai Public Library opened the new Hawaii Kai community book store.

Upcoming Events

Children's Storytime

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and a craft. This 30-minute storytime is suitable for ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. *The first Thursday of each month is Puzzletime.

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.

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“College Fit: Finding the right academic, social, and financial fit” is a community presentation to guide students and their families to make informed decisions about finding the right fit for college. This free presentation is suitable for high school students and their families. Younger students and their families are also welcome to attend.

The Hawaii Association For College Admission Counseling is a non-profit organization of professionals working in the realm of college admissions, both on the secondary and post-secondary levels. HACAC members are dedicated to helping students transition to post-secondary opportunities through education, collaboration, and community building.


Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Parking spots 21
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 10
Magazines 52
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes