Kahului Public Library

The Kahului Public Library reopened on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to provide limited services and access to materials. Patrons can browse and borrow, pick up holds, return materials, use the library’s wi-fi, public computers, printer and copier. Please call (808) 873-3097 to see if a specific item is available at the Kahului Public Library. Many of our materials are inaccessible during our renovations.

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome our loyal patrons back to this library and thank them for their patience through the COVID-19 pandemic, state staffing shortages, and supply chain issues, all of which contributed to the delayed reopening,” said Stacey A. Aldrich, State Librarian. “Although we were hoping to complete renovations before reopening to the public, the loss of the Lahaina Public Library in the terrible August fires prompted us to restore service in Kahului as quickly as possible,” she added.

The library will continue to undergo necessary building renovations. For health and safety reasons, some areas of the library will not be immediately accessible.

“We remain fully committed to finishing the interior improvements for the Maui community,” Aldrich said.


90 School St, Kahului, HI 96732, United States
Photo of Kahului Public Library


Welcome to the Kahului Public Library! Designed by Noboru Kobayashi, our library opened on Feb. 9, 1963. Native Hawaiian plants are featured in our yard and courtyard . We serve as the regional library and Federal Depository for Maui, offering enriching programs for all ages year-round.

The Kahului Public Library closed in August 2020 to replace the air-conditioning system and make various interior improvements including the installation of energy efficient lighting and new ceiling panels throughout the building. Delays during the pandemic involving manufacturing and supply chain issues and the loss of critical staff hindered HSPLS’ ability to complete interior renovations prior to reopening on December 5, 2023.


Date Time
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Parking spots 59
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 7
Magazines 8
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.