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Hamilton Public Library Services

Hamilton Public Library Services

The Hamilton Public Library system serves the 500,000 residents of Hamilton, Ontario with 24 branches.  It maintains substantial online resources including 30 databases.  The main library was founded with a grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1913 and has since moved its present location in 1980.

How do I get a library card from Hamilton Public Library?
Library cards are free for all individuals that live, work or study in Hamilton.  There are three tiers of cards for children, teenagers and adults.  Adults are required to have either a driver’s license or two forms of ID.  There are also non-resident cards from a $40 annual fee.

What services are provided by the Hamilton Public Library?
The Hamilton Public Library provides a digital catalogue that library cardholders can download eBooks and audio.  These digital resources come formatted for mobile devices and popular eBook readers.  Additionally, the HPL operates bookmobiles with dedicated hours and popular reading material.
Where is the Central Branch of the Hamilton Public Library?
The central branch is located at 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario.  Its hours are as follows:
Sunday   CLOSED
Monday – Thursday   9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday   9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday           9:00am – 5:00pm
The central branch has undergone renovations to turn the first floor into a Community Living Room with 50 public computers, self checkout stations and individual/group work areas.