The library houses an extensive collection of books and videos about the natural and cultural history of the island of Hawaii. In addition, several oral histories of descendants from the surrounding area have been documented. Although the facility is open to the public, appointments may need to be made to view specific items. The library is generally open Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact the park to visit the library by calling (808) 328-2326.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the ki'i (carved wooden images) found throughout the park are carved from the 'ōhi'a tree? This tree grows in the uplands of Hawai'i and is among the first plants to colonize new lava flows.