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


The Addams Family movie posterJoin us for a ghoulishly good time!  Enjoy face painting from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Win treats during Halloween Bingo at 11:00 am.  Make some crafts to take home and play monstrously fun games!

Also attend a screening of The Addams Family movie at 1:00 pm.  Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. 

Children under six years old must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change. Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least 10 days before the event. 


Monster Inc movie poster

Watch a movie with monsters that will make you scream…with laughter!  This fun Disney-Pixar animated movie is most appropriate for ages 5 and over. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.


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