Media Releases

HAMILTON, ON – AUGUST 13, 2021 – Hey Hamilton. Now that this city is 175 years old, we want to show you how to explore its past, present and future with Augmented Reality. Check out and on Saturday Aug 14, 11am-3pm, visit HPL’s Locke Branch for a live demonstration and then take a self-guided tour in Hamilton’s Victoria Park.

HAMILTON, ON – July 15, 2021 – Starting July 13, Hamilton Public Library (HPL) and Burlington Public Library (BPL) cardholders double their borrowing power.

HAMILTON, ON – May 26, 2021 – Hamilton Public Library has found a world stage for nearly 1,000 books it previously held about 18th and 19th Century theatre. The recent donation to the Internet Archive gives readers all around the world online access to the soon-to-be digitized collection.

HAMILTON, ON – May 20, 2021 – HPL Seeks Artists and Juror for Exterior Art Project at New Branch

HAMILTON, ON – May 13, 2021 – Hamilton Public Library is helping set up a library at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre with a donation of more than 4,500 new paperback books.

HAMILTON, ON – May 5, 2021 – Blaze Island is Hamilton Public Library’s Hamilton Reads 2021 title. The ecological thriller about climate change is written by Canadian author Catherine Bush.

HAMILTON, ON – March 9, 2021 – Over the next few months, 47 HPL Staff are supporting Hamilton Public Health’s vaccination clinics, beginning the week of March 15. This is in addition to the 20 HPL Staff already assisting Public Health in various capacities since January. 

HAMILTON, ON – July 23, 2020 – Each of HPL’s 22 branches is open for Takeout service beginning July 28, 2020.

HAMILTON, ON – January 13, 2020 – Please join us at Central Library to celebrate the achievements of 41 students who are the first to finish Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate.

HAMILTON, ON – Nov 20, 2020 – When Waubgeshig Rice’s dystopian novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, launched in April as Hamilton Public Library’s 2020 Hamilton Reads title, life as we knew it changed drastically.