Lihue Public Library


4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766, United States
Lihue Public Library


Welcome to the Lihue Public Library! We are the largest library on Kauai, located in central Lihue within walking distance of many State and County buildings. Designed by architect Stephen Oyakawa, our 22,300 sq. ft. building is distinguished by its arc-shaped roof and lava rock walls. We serve as the regional library and Federal Depository for Kauai. In 2013, our library underwent extensive ADA renovations with facility upgrades and improvements.

Upcoming events at this branch

child in taro loi / photo credit adam asquith

All are invited to the Kick-Off event for the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge @ Lihue Public Library

Celebrate the most cherished plant in Hawaiian culture. Brought to Hawaii by Polynesians, taro (kalo) is considered the staff of life for Hawaiians.  Kalo also symbolizes deeply-held spiritual beliefs about prosperity, feritility, long life and identity.

Kalo farmer Adam Asquith will talk about the historical significance of kalo to Hawaiian culture and agriculture.  Adam will also share his experiences of growing kalo on Kauai.

A poi-pounding demonstration will follow.*

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

*Events and details subject to change.




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


Parking spots 27
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 15
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

In state observance of the King Kamehameha Day holiday, most public libraries will be closed on Monday, June 12, 2023. Oahu libraries that are normally open on Sundays will obverse the holiday on Sunday, June 11 and be open on June 12.