Kailua Public Library


239 Kuulei Rd, Kailua, HI 96734, United States


Welcome to the Kailua Public Library! Designed by the architectural firm of Lemmon, Freeth, Maines and Jones, our library opened on Dec. 28, 1960. Best known for our “Reading Tree” in the Children’s Room, it provides an aesthetically-pleasing backdrop for storytimes and special events. In back of our library is a beautiful courtyard with a fountain for patrons to read or chat with friends

Upcoming events at this branch

For keiki ages 3 – 5 accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Join us for stories, crafts, and other learning experiences. Introduce your child to the joy of reading a book and set them on the road to a future of lifelong learning. Some days, we will have storytime. Other days we will have crafts to develop fine motor skills. There might even be songs and movement days, and a few journaling activities that can get keiki interested in writing. You never know what you’ll find under the Kailua Library learning tree. See you there.

Program is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Program is suitable for age 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.


2019 Free Comic Book Day logo

This library branch will be participating in Free Comic Book Day on May 4th.

Just show your valid HSPLS library card and receive a free comic book of your choice, while supplies last. Some title selections include:

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship
Pokémon: I Choose You! & Pokémon Adventures
Star Wars Adventures: Druid Hunters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casualty of War
Disney Descendants: Dizzy’s New Fortune Chapter 1 Preview (Tokyopop)

Comic book selection may vary at participating branches. This is the 18th anniversary of HSPLS’ participation in this annual all-ages event.

Free Comic Book Day is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Gecko Books & Comics, and Collector Maniacs.

Storyteller Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald

Enjoy lively tales from around the globe, shared by folklorist and storyteller, Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald. She is the author of over 65 books on folklore and storytelling, including The Wishing Foxes, Tough Tug, and Teaching with Story.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 3 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program is sponsored by the Friends of Kailua Library.

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 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Parking spots 28
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 15
Magazines 78
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No