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

therapy dog

Teens, 12- to 18-years-old, you’re invited to visit the library to de-stress with therapy dog, Gus Gus.

Gus Gus will be at the library to pet, sit with, talk to and just hang out with on Thursday, June 13th, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.  He will be accompanied by his human, Jeff. Gus Gus is a mini Golden Doodle trained in deep pressure therapy. Sign up for a visit on the same day in the library.  Limited slots available.

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.

"Year of the Forest Birds" logo

2024 is officially Ka Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele (Year of the Forest Birds). A specialist from The Nature Conservancy-Kaua‘i will share information about Hawai‘i’s birds, the threats they face, and efforts to resist extinction. The interactive program will also allow you to hear the different birdsongs, watch a brief documentary featuring hula and other practices related to forest birds, take a virtual field trip to a conservation center, and view some creative clips of a youth video challenge on forest birds. Stickers and activity sheets will be offered.

This free one-hour event is suitable for ages 5 and older.

For a complete schedule of “Year of the Forest Birds” programs, view our online events calendar.


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.

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

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.