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Aloha Library Friends! We miss you!  Even though all of Hawaii State Public Library locations and bookmobile services are suspended March 18 - May 5, 2020, we are working hard to bring you more digital resources. Today we are launching a trial of the on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy. Enjoy!  Read more

Naalehu Public Library

The Naalehu Public Library is currently without internet connectivity, including public wireless access, due to technical difficulties. Library staff are troubleshooting and working with service providers to restore services as soon as possible. HSPLS understands the importance of restoring this service to our library users we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we are working concertedly to restore services as soon as possible.



The Naalehu Public Library reopened on October 3, 2019 in a temporary location in the Naalehu State Office Building as part of the long-awaited Naalehu Public Library expansion project.

The Naalehu Public Library expansion project is a partnership between the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, and the United States Department of Agriculture that provided grant funding to expand the building. Expected to take a year to complete, the new library will be triple the size of the current library.

Naalehu Public Library will continue the same public service schedule, except on Hawaii County Council Committee and Council Meeting days when available services may be adjusted to accommodate Council sessions. Except for these meeting dates, the Naalehu Public Library’s hours will be Monday and Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday. For more details, please visit:


95-5669 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, HI 96772, United States


Welcome to the Naalehu Public Library! One of the smallest libraries in HSPLS, our 775- sq. ft. “portable” library building opened in its present location on Feb. 24, 1994. Naalehu is considered the “southernmost community in the USA” which would make our library the “southernmost library in the USA.” Our library serves patrons from Naalehu through Ocean View.


Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Parking spots 3
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms No


Computers 3
Magazines 24
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes