Kihei Public Library's air-conditioning unit is malfunctioning and due to excessive heat, the library is closed as of 3:00p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. If the AC unit is repaired, the library will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, June 19th. We apologize to the Kihei library users for this inconvenience.


Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


402 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States


Welcome to the Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)!  Designed by architect George W. McLaughlin, the library opened in its present location in 1961. LBPH provides books and magazines in audio and braille for patrons who are certified as having a visual impairment or other physical limitation that prevents them from reading standard printed material. LBPH also has the largest collection of large-type books in the state and a Radio Reading Service: a closed-circuit broadcast for registered patrons which features news from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, grocery ads, and articles and stories from other local publications. If you are interested receiving these free services, please visit our LBPH section to see if you are eligible and learn how to apply.

Upcoming events at this branch

The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is hosting a demonstration on how to use BARD, the braille and audio download service from the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped.  It will be held at the Library on Friday, July 19, at 2:00 pm.  BARD provides access to thousands of special-format books, magazines and music scores instantly.  Librarian Terence Rose will show attendees how to apply for BARD and how to use BARD Express and BARD Mobile apps.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling 733-8444 as soon as possible.


Date Time
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Parking spots 15
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off No
Restrooms Yes


Computers 4
Magazines 6
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying No
Test proctoring services No