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 coconut tree was an important resource in Hawai'i? It served as a source of food and water, material for building and rope making, and was made into drums. Cutting down the coconut grove of another person's was considered an act of war.