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

"Year of the Forest Birds" logo

2024 is officially Ka Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele (Year of the Forest Birds). Staff from the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry & Wildlife will share information about Hawai‘i’s birds, the threats they face, and efforts to resist extinction. The interactive program will also allow you to hear the different birdsongs, watch a brief documentary featuring hula and other practices related to forest birds, take a virtual field trip to a conservation center, and view some creative clips of a youth video challenge on forest birds. Stickers and activity sheets will be offered.

This free one-hour event is suitable for ages 5 and older.

For a complete schedule of “Year of the Forest Birds” programs, view our online events calendar.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.


Date Time
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 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

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed May 25 to 27, 2024.