Makawao Public Library

NEW Temporary Hours | Effective February 26, 2023

Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm


1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, United States


Welcome to the Makawao Public Library! Designed by architect Edwin Murayama, the library opened on Feb. 22, 1969. Our library provides services to the Makawao community as well as the Upcountry area of Haliimaile, Pukalani, Haiku and Kula. In 2014, our library celebrated 45 years of service!

Upcoming events at this branch

Maui ‘Alauahio or Maui “Creeper” Bird

Love our environment here on Maui, native animals, or Hawaiian culture? Join us for a presentation and talk story from experts working in the field.

Wednesday April 25th, 5 PM – Makawao Public Library.

Join staff from Maui Forest Bird Recover Project at the Makawao Library for a FREE public presentation as they discuss the endangered Hawaiian Birds that call Maui home, the threats these birds are currently facing, and the ongoing conservation efforts to help save them. This presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and talk story.

For More Information:

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation
due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the
program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests
for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID‐19 exists in any public place
where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library
programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to
COVID‐19. Please help keep each other healthy.


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


Parking spots 22
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 10
Magazines 86
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

ALERT | The HSPLS website will undergo system maintenance on Thursday, March 9th from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. HST. Some online services may be temporarily unavailable during this time. We apologize to our patrons for this inconvenience.

In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.