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


Come join us for storytime.  This is a bonding experience with child and parent.  Reading, listening and singing helps your child learn words and builds their memory.   These 20-minute storytime sessions are suitable for children ages 2 – 5 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

*Storytime (followed with making a craft) on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the library.

**Storytime & Puzzletime every 1st Thursday at 10:30a.m. located downstairs in the meeting room, across from the Bookstore.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.


Guitarist Ian O'Sullivan

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist who will perform his various instrumental tunes and discuss his music style.  Ian is well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire.  He is the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music and has performed at various local and prestigious national music venues.  This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Sponsored by the Friends of Hawaii Kai Library.  This program is produced by the UH Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program.

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.


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