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 cowboys used to call the Alahaka Ramp the “one foot out trail”? Due to the very hazardous condition of the ramp in the early 1900s, cowboys would ascend up or down the ramp with one foot out of their stirrup ready to jump free in case the need should arise.