Important Alert 1:  Pahala Public & School Library will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 19th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Pahala area library users.

Important Alert 2:  Kailua-Kona Public Library will have an alternative public service schedule for October due to the International Kona Ironman Triathlon. The library will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and will be closed on Saturday, October 13th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kailua-Kona area library users.

Lihue Public Library


4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766, United States


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

Piglet figure on library shelf

Join us for Toddler Story Time, which features stories, songs, and a craft or activity.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days ahead to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation.


stem brown bag photo

Keiki aged 6 to 12 and their adult caregivers are invited to join our STEM Brown Bag Challenge!  Every Wednesday night put your problem solving skills to the test.  A mystery bag of supplies and a challenge will be provided.

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.

The Mixed Review

The Mixed Review is a forum, led by Librarian Carolyn Larson, to talk about the meaning and impact of books we have read, to discuss the art and craft of writing, and to share the love of books and reading.  The Mixed Review focuses, not on a single book, but on books with unifying styles, themes or topics.  Join us for a discussion on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm in the Lihue Library Conference Room. A book list is available at the library.

October’s topic is Time Travel Tales

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 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 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