Kadena Library2018-09-21T11:56:14+00:00

Kadena Library

From online resources and a wide selection of books to programs and events for every age, Kadena Library is the best place to go for all of your entertainment needs.

Keep scrolling to learn more!


Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm 
Thursday- Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Holidays Closed 

Located in building 451

DSN: 634-1502
Cellphone: Please dial 098-938-1111 wait for the dial tone and then enter 634-1502


Welcome to the Kadena Library

Our top of the line facility is the place to go for anything book related on Kadena. Find out more about our services by clicking the links below!

Learn more about the Kadena Library!

Adult Programs

Buy, Borrow, Bypass Book Club
3rd Wednesday • 6:30 pm
Ages 18 & up
Pick a book you want to read based on our monthly themes and come discuss whether you would recommend buying, borrowing, or bypassing it! See themes for the upcoming months below!

• September: “Great Literature” I Hated In High School

• OctoberCreepy Books for the Faint of Heart

• November: The Doctor Will See You Now: Medical Memoirs

Okinawa Military Community Writers
Alternating Saturdays • 10:30 am

Ages 18 & up
Meet with other writers in the community to discuss writing, get feedback on  your projects, and improve your skills .

Dungeons & Dragons & More
Alternating Sundays • 2 pm

This family friendly program introduces you to the game Dungeons & Dragons, we cater to the beginner player. The Library provides basic RPG supplies and a Dungeon Master, all you need to bring is your imagination!

Youth Programs

Story Time
Wednesdays • 10:30 am
Ages 3 – 5
Listen to stories, flannelboard stories, finger plays, songs and participate in other activities to promote a love of books, reading and language.

Baby Time
Tuesdays • 10:30 am

Ages 3 & Under
Join us for this gentle but fun introduction to reading. Library staff will model pre-literacy skills such as singing songs, learning fingerplays and nursery rhymes, and one-on-one reading for you with your child

Exploration Station
First Saturday of the month • 10 am

Explore, learn, and play with different STEM items provided by the library. This drop-in program is the perfect educational weekend activity, so make sure to stop by!

The Kadena Base Library offers many different online resources that are free to use. For in-depth information on each resource available please look over the links below. For information on how to access these resources please come by the library!

Resources for Children and Youth

Fun & free resources including Nation Geographic Kids and Tutor.com that will help make learning more fun!

Resources for Downloadable and Streaming Media

Watch high-quality features & web series from different countries or settle in for a cozy night with an audiobook with these resources!

Resources for Education

Make your learning experience stress free with these resources which can assist with research, tutoring, or even provide independent learning opportunities!

Resources for Language and Culture

In the military community there are few things more important than learning about the culture and language around you. Help feel more at home in Okinawa or prepare for a future PCS with these resources!

Resources for Mission Support

These resources are critical for federal employees! Check out the Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List or dive into expert analysis in international affairs with Stratfor. There are so many resources available to support your mission.

Resources for News and Reference

It can be easy to feel left out of current events when living overseas, these resources help you stay up to date with the latest happenings around the world!

Resources for Special Interests

Are you in to art or music? Maybe you love to work on engines or are curious about your genealogy? These resources can help support whatever your special interest may be, so make sure to check them out!

Go on a literary adventure, learn a new skill with one our e-resources, or stop by book club!

The library always has something new for you to enjoy. Keep an eye on the Venture page so you know what free program is featured this month. We have a huge selection of fiction and nonfiction works for all ages in addition to computerized catalogs for easy reference. You can also get a head start on tutoring, studying or homeschooling with our multitude of educational materials including online databases, CDs and DVDs, video and audio disks, periodicals and books.

We have study areas and computers to work on. Parents and children will enjoy our children’s room filled to the brim with age-appropriate books.

Also home to:

• Free internet service and Wi-Fi
• Free delivery for inter-library loan requests
• Free books on our swap shelf.

We offer:

• Youth, Teen, and Adult Programs
• Video and DVD checkouts with no rental or late fees
• Learning databases such as EBSCO Host and GALE
• E-books for Kindles, e-readers and more!

Registration Rules

• Only one account is created per family. Accounts are created in the sponsor’s name.
• A valid e-mail address must be provided at the time of registration. Overdue notices and other correspondence will be sent via e-mail.
• Library items must be returned by the stated due date or overdue notices will be sent to the sponsor’s First Sergeant. Borrowing privileges will be suspended if materials are overdue 30 days or more.
• DVDs may not be renewed, but all other items may be renewed once.