Naalehu Public Library

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.

Upcoming events at this branch

logo of U.S. Census Bureau

This presentation will be discussing the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census.  It aims at educating the public on how the Census impacts our communities and the importance of a complete and accurate count.  In addition you will be able to check out job availability for the 2020 Decennial Census.  After the presentation, we hope to educate and engage the community to participate in the 2020 Decennial Census.

The speaker, Leo Christian is a Recruiting Assistant with the U.S. Census Bureau.

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.

For a list of upcoming library events, visit



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