Kapaa Public Library

Temporary Hours | Effective February 28, 2022

Tuesday 12:00pm-4:00pm


4-1464 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 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.



If you live on Kauai, please consider participating in this survey about a future location for the Kapaa Public Library. Mahalo!




Ohana Readers and Imagination Library logosThe Kapaa Public Library participates in ʻOhana Readers, a literacy program that focuses on reading with family as an affiliate program of Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library. The program offers high-quality, age-appropriate Imagination Library books each month to children who are under the age of five.

Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library program is a zip code based mailing program. Families must live in these specific Kauai zip codes to participate. 

To register, click your ZIP code to download the registration form or visit the branch. You may return the form by mail or drop it off at the branch. The participating library will also offer programs that complement the books the children receive, and will provide other activities to promote literacy and reading.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming events at this branch

Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson

Enjoy an afternoon of slack key music with Jeff Peterson! His focus on slack key guitar, classical, & jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. Program is suitable for ages 5+. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This is a production of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Additional funding and support is provided by the Tom F. Carpenter Memorial Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Friends of Kapaa Public Library.

We have taken enhanced health & safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all request for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.


Date Time
Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Tuesday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Friday 12:00PM-4:00PM -


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