Naalehu Public Library

The Naalehu Public Library will be closed from September 16 to October 2, 2019, and re-open at 10:00am on October 3, 2019 in a new temporary location in the Naalehu State Office Building. The temporary closure and relocation are necessary to kick off 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 which 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.

During the temporary closure of the library (September 16 to October 2, 2019), the book drops will be open. All previously scheduled programs for the closure period are cancelled. Naalehu Public Library staff will work on rescheduling new programs once the temporary site is opened. Fines for books and materials due during the closure period will be waived. We apologize for any inconvenience the closure and program cancellations may cause our patrons.

Upon reopening on October 3, 2019, the Naalehu Public Library will continue the same public service schedule, except on Hawaii County Council Committee and Council Meeting days. 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 about the dates and times of the Hawaii County Council meetings, 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