General Info

Open Hours:
Wednesdays — 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays — noon to 4 p.m.
Sundays — noon to 4 p.m.

Phone: 536-7765

Makiki Library is a recreational reading room and lending library that relies on book/periodicaland financial donations and volunteer help for its operations. It is operated by a nonprofit group (the Friends of Makiki Community Library) and is not part of the Hawaii State Public Library System. The library’s collection includes fiction (juvenile, young adult, and adult), nonfiction, biography, Hawaiiana, and reference books as well as periodicals. The library includes a cozy section where young children can read or look at easy reader or picture books. (All children under age six must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library.) The standard loan period for books is four weeks.

Patrons may apply at the library circulation desk to get a library card. Applicants under 13 years of age must have a parent or guardian give their consent on the application form before a new card can be issued.

If you would like to donate, please see the manager. We accept new, and gently used books, if they are suitable for our collection. Your support is appreciated, but some of the types of items we cannot accept are:

  • Damaged items, including books that are yellowing, have spotting, worn or torn covers, mold, water damage, etc.
  • Old magazines, textbooks, encyclopedia sets, dictionaries.
  • Media in obsolete formats including VHS and audiocassettes.
  • Academic journals and scholarly monographs.