Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library


400 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States


Welcome to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library! Designed by Cyril Lemmon and Associates, we opened on July 11, 1952, at the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai Canal. Known for its cathedral-like windows, our library serves “snow birds” during the winter from the mainland, Canada, and other visitors worldwide.

Upcoming events at this branch

Candyland game pieces and LEGOs

Come to the library on Thursday afternoons and have fun!  LEGO Club and Game and Puzzle Day occur on alternating Thursdays:

Game and Puzzle Day: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19

Come enjoy games or puzzles at the library!  We have games for both adults and kids over the age of 5.  Whether you like card games or board games, you’re bound to find the game for you!  Children’s games include Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Candyland, Polynesian Voyage, Uno and more.  We also have Jenga and Twister!  Adult and older children’s games include Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, Apples to Apples, playing cards, Charades and Telestrations.  If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you!

LEGO Club: 11/14, 12/12, 12/26

LEGO lovers join us for an hour of free play with LEGO Bricks.  No sign-up required.  We also have DUPLO bricks for preschool aged children.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.


Date Time
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday NOON - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 15
Magazines 38
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No