Lihue Public Library

Address

4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766, United States
808-241-3222
Lihue Public Library

About

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

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte

Join us in celebrating Black History Month with internationally renowned storyteller Diane Ferlatte. With her captivating storytelling style, Diane brings to life the vibrant narratives and rich traditions of African American culture. She will share stories from the earliest days of slavery to the present day, including songs, American Sign Language, humor, and audience participation. The 45-minute event is suitable for ages 5+.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. This a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.


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. Program schedule is subject to change.

A picture of a memory catcher diary with a headshot of Dawn Kawahara in the Corner.

Join Kauai Author Dawn Fraser Kawahara in the Lihue Library Conference Room on the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm as she leads a writing workshop designed to stimulate the “catching” of memories.  Bring writing materials.  A suggested prompt will kick off the relaxed storytelling or the letter writing format encouraged.

“Communication on this level creates peace & trust between people, increasing our self-awareness & happiness quotient.”

Dawn Fraser Kawahara, Kaua’i Poet, Writer & Memoirist.

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. All programs are subject to change.

Hours

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
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

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

Services

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

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.