Lanai is one of the less visited islands due to the fact that for many years as it was mostly a huge plantation for the Dole company. However, as time as progressed, more tourist attractions have been added. It is consequently a quieter island than Oahu or Maui as it is much less populated.
Getting to the island of Lanai, Hawaii
Local commercial flights arrive and depart this Hawaiian island at the island’s main airport, the Lanai Airport, located near the southwest end of the island, some 3 miles from Lanai City.
Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines service Lanai from the other islands.
Travel and Tourism Information for Lanai
There is no office for the Hawaii Visitors Bureau but much information can be obtained from the Oahu office.
Local Transportation on the island of Lanai
Rental cars are available from Dollar, or AA Paradise Network. Definitely plan ahead. There is no bus service on Lanai so plan your vacation to this Hawaiian island accordingly.
Public Libraries in Lanai, Hawaii
Library Card: HAWAII RESIDENT/MILITARY: Initial card - No charge. Replacement card: Adults - $10 / Minors - $5. NONRESIDENT: Initial card - $25; Replacement card - $25. VISITOR’S CARD: (3 months) - $10.
Video Loans: $1.00 charge for each video borrowed for 7 days. Overdue fine is $1.00 per video per day. Rewind fee of $1.00 per item.
Dial-In Computer Services: View Public Access catalog, place reserves, look up magazine articles.
Oahu 831-6888, Neighbor Islands 1-800-982-4436. (Use communications setup: N8-1, up to 14.4 Kb, DEC VT-100 or higher emulation).
Free Services: Access to reference materials and reference assistance, book talks to classes, checkout of printed library materials, cassettes and CDs, Internet, library programs, displays and exhibits, reader’s advisory, reserves, statewide access to entire library collection.
Lanai Public & School Library Fraser Ave. Lanai City 96763. (808) 565-6996.
Dial 911 for police, ambulance and fire department on all islands.
Lanai Community Hospital, 7th St., has 24-hour emergency service. (808) 565-6411.