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.

Kapaa Public Library


4-1464 Kuhio Hwy 96746


Welcome to the Kapaa Public Library! Our library, which opened on Mar. 12, 1955, celebrated 60 years of service in 2015. It serves the largest population center on Kauai and is one of two oceanfront public libraries in Hawaii. Our library has a “small-town” atmosphere with its cozy building but also offers the latest technology, including free Wi-Fi.

Upcoming Events


Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on:

  • Mondays – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays – 2:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open. Programs will not be held on State holidays.

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.

colorful gears makerspace

The Kapaa Public Library Maker Lab is a place where people can learn and use new technologies and equipment they may otherwise not have access to.  Patrons can also get help with a project they are currently working on or they can start a new project. People can also meet up and collaborate with others on maker projects.  All that is needed is a valid library card.

Kauai Makerspace (KM), a non-profit organization, has partnered with Kapaa Public Library to provide skilled subject matter experts to offer free instruction for proper tool usage, safety guidance and to oversee equipment operation. KM provides a collection of tools and equipment, including sewing machines, 3D printers, a 28-inch vinyl cutter, digital electronics and workstations and ancillary computers.

Every Tuesday the Maker Lab in the library meeting room is open to valid library card holders from 2pm – 8pm.  Recommended for Teens to Adults.

In addition to regular Maker Lab activities, on the second Tuesday of each month, patrons are welcome bring in sewing projects they need help with and/or sewing projects they just want to work on in a group environment.

Please check with the library or the online HSPLS calendar for periodic workshops and special sewing classes on the First and Second Tuesdays of the month, respectively.

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 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Parking spots 42
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes