Locke Branch



Bus Routes: 
HSR Route 6 - Aberdeen HSR Route 7 - Locke
Branch Manager: 
Amy Hunter (ahunter@hpl.ca)
Branch Features: 
Book Return
Wheelchair Accessible
Colour Copier
Scanning to USB
Accessible Features: 
Accessible Counter
Accessible Washroom
Automatic Door Opener
Accessible Ramp
Accessible Interview Space
Family Change Room


photo of locke branch of hamilton public library
Locke Branch

Locke Branch will close for renovations starting Saturday, March 3 at 5:00pm.  The Branch is expected to close for a period of seven months, reopening in late 2018. Click here for more information

Some changes during renovations:

  • All Locke customer holds pickup locations will be changed to Westdale after the closure.  Customers who would prefer a different pickup location can contact Locke Branch staff to make the change.

  • The branch will not move to a temporary location during the closure.

  • During renovations, the Locke Street community will be serviced by the following bookmobile stops:

    • Locke Bookmobile Stop at Melrose United Church Parking Lot at 86 Homewood Ave. (Parking Lot is off of Stanley St) Fridays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (Will be located at Aberdeen Gardens on Friday, May 4, 2018; No service on Friday, June 15, due to Staff Day closure)

    • Aberdeen Gardens Bookmobile Stop at 333 Dundurn Street South, every 2 weeks starting March 26, 2018, 11:00am to 12:00pm 

    • For more bookmobile schedule information in the area, please click here

  • The drop box will not be available at the branch location. Customers can return materials to any other HPL location or Bookmobile stop. The closest branch locations are Central LibraryTerryberry and  Westdale.

  • We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to improve this great community space. 

Locke Branch is the oldest of all of the branches in the Hamilton Public Library system. It opened on February 2, 1925, and has remained in the same building since then.

The Branch offers materials for children, teens and adults, as well as programming for children and adults.

The Locke Branch is located at 285 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4C2.

Closest major intersection

Locke Street South and Aberdeen Avenue

Locke Branch Programs


285 Locke Street South
L8P 4C2 Hamilton , ON
Ontario CA

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