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Lahaina Public Library

680 Wharf Street



Monday:    Closed

Tuesday:   12:00PM to 8:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Thursday:  9:00AM to 5:00PM

Friday:   10:30AM to 4:30PM

Saturday: 10:30AM to 4:30 PM

Sunday:    Closed


Kristy Walrus

Thursday, April 26, 2018
2 stars for great location and clean bathrooms. 0 stars for staff who seem...bitter they are working there unfortunatley. I love libraries but this was the least friendliest place I’ve been. Not friendly for laptops, make sure you use their computers otherwise you will be subjected to a small stool in the corner blocking a charging station for phones. Great for people simply wanting to read, useless for people needing to study.

Kurt Lehnardt

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Hello, I went into the Lahaina branch today so that I could acquire a library card, as I just moved to the island. Upon my arrival to the front desk, I was not greeted, acknowledged, or looked at in any way by the older man behind the desk. He was busy filling out paperwork. After a few minutes of standing there, waiting, directly in front of him, he told me that he was very, very, very busy, and would be able to assist me when he was finished. His tone was unfriendly and abrupt, almost annoyed at me. I waited patiently a few more minutes, until he barked at me to step aside while motioning to a different patron behind me to join him at the desk. The patron gave me a sympathetic look, as if to say 'I can't believe it either'. While the man was helping the other patron, I noticed the sign on the desk that exhorted people to express kindness as a sign of maturity. For a moment I considered turning it around so that it would be facing a more appropriate audience. After he finished with the other patron, he returned to his keyboard and paperwork, again, without acknowledging me. I asked him if I should return in 20 minutes or so when he was less busy, and, with an annoyed look and irritated tone, said 'That will be great". I spoke outside with the library manger directly afterwards, a wizened elderly woman, to relay my concerns about the branch's customer service to her subordinate. She didn't show the least concern about what had happened, and told me that the man at the front desk is loved and cherished as an employee, and receives complements all the time. She suggested that the complaints online have been the work of substance abusers. She suggested I leave the library. I was walking away when a different patron called after me and relayed her horrible experiences there, not only with the man at the desk, but also with the manager. I will not be returning to that branch for the foreseeable future, and I strongly suggest the employees of the Lahaina branch undergo customer service, empathy, and professionalism training, as I found a dearth in them of all three.

Ruben Stemple

Thursday, March 1, 2018
A nice easy place to read some books or adults or kids. Worth a trip if you are traveling with kids and want something quick for them to do that doesn't involve shopping or eating sweets. Nice kids section with tables for reading. Cool and calm and you can see historic sites like the King's Taro Patch while you are there.

Christina Currie

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Limited parking. Free parking lot available 3 blocks away. Newly renovated and clean bathroom. Butts up to the ocean and Historic artifacts like the Birthing Stone. Knowledgable staff and Hawaiians info. Across the street from Cool Cats Restuarant if you need intestinal fortitude. Rated #1 Burger on Maui 10 years in a row. great burger or fresh caught fish.Jus Sayin, reading makes me hungry.


Monday, May 21, 2018
Great little library...

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