Manoa Public Library

Address

2716 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
808-988-0459

About

Welcome to the Manoa Public Library! Designed by architect Gary Kawakami of Architecture Plus, Inc., and built by Allied Pacific Builders on the site of the original library, our $10.3 million replacement library opened on June 9, 2012. Our environmentally-friendly library features free Wi-Fi, computer laptop area, separate programming room, photovoltaic solar panels, high-efficiency air-conditioning system, and covered parking for cars and bicycles. In 2013, Manoa Public Library was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.


Upcoming events at this branch

Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb and musician Jeff Babb

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Join storyteller “Aunty Nyla” Fujii-Babb and musician “Gentleman Jeff” Babb for a series of participatory stories and fun songs from around the world. “Aunty Nyla” has been a storyteller, puppeteer, librarian, actress, and producer for over thirty years. “Gentleman Jeff” is an accomplished blues harpist and rhythm guitarist.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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

Muolaulani hula dancers

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Kumu Hula (Dance Master) Michael Pili Pang and his Mu‘olaulani dancers will showcase hula with a contemporary flair, to tell the stories of Hawai‘i and its rich culture. For the Summer Reading Program, the group will perform Hōkūleʻa, Nani Venuse (Beautiful Venus), and Na Po which describes the phases of the moon and is often called the Hawaiian Farmer’s Almanac.

Mu‘olaulani is a contemporary Hawaiian dance company. The performers have been trained through the dance school Halau Hula No‘eau in the style called hula ku‘i – a descriptive dance style which blends traditional hula with western idioms.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

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

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 45
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 18
Magazines 30
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No