Liliha Public Library

Address

1515 Liliha St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
808-587-7577
Liliha Public Library

About

Welcome to the Liliha Public Library! Designed by Steven Oyakawa, a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright, our library opened on Dec. 12, 1966. Our uniquely-built library features skylights, rounded corners, and generous allotments of space for all parts of the building to create an ideal mid-sized library. Liliha Public Library is the only library in HSPLS with roof-top parking.


Upcoming events at this branch

Two people looking at a computer. One of the people is wearing a device to control the computer on their head.

Aloha! We are the cognitive psychology research group headed by Professors Scott Sinnett and Jonas Vibell at the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We are passionate about exploring the depths of the human mind and investigating intriguing subjects such as memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision-making. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, including computers, virtual reality, and advanced brain imaging tools, we conduct rigorous experiments to unveil the mysteries of our minds. Join us in this hands-on activity session, where you can engage in exciting activities by controlling a robotic hand with your mind using the brain-computer interface setup!

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.

Three color swatches side by side

Seasonal color analysis is for anyone that has been faced with a decision involving color choices:

Which aloha shirt do I buy?

What shade of white should I paint my house?

Which Wet Okole seat cover color will look best in my car?

In this program, the presenters will discuss hue, value, and chroma to better understand how these color attributes can help us identify colors that most closely align and harmonize with our own coloring to make choices involving color easier.

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.

Erupting volcano

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a volcano looks like? If so, you should stop by the Liliha Public Library to learn about volcanoes and how scientists are integrating Hawaiian knowledge into earth science. There will be a fifteen-minute presentation on volcanoes, rock sample show-and-tell, and a hands-on gelatin volcano activity.

Children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caregiver.

Mahinaokalani (Mahina) is a PhD student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa at the Department of Earth Sciences. She uses the chemical composition of lava samples to interpret what a volcano’s “plumbing system” looks like. Mahina is also passionate about incorporating the knowledge our kūpuna left us about our volcanically active islands into her research and teaching.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday Closed -
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed -

Access

Parking spots 31
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 33
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

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.