Media Releases

Hamilton Public Library Surpasses One Million eBook and eAudiobook Checkouts in 2020. Becomes a top public library system worldwide in total digital circulation

HAMILTON, ON – Oct 8, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library, in partnership with NTRL, a Hamilton-based youth incubator, is combining resources to help youth develop their creative talents.

HAMILTON, ON – July 29, 2020 – Beginning July 30, HPL branches are open for browsing, holds pickup, computer access and use of printers, scanner, fax and Central Makerspace equipment. New branch hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-7PM and Friday- Saturday 11AM-5PM. (Turner Park opens for browsing and computer use August 4, 2020.)

HAMILTON, ON – July 14, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is welcoming all Hamiltonians back by waiving all fines and fees March 15, 2020-December 31, 2021 and permanently eliminating fines and fees on materials for children and teens.

HAMILTON, ON – July 3, 2020 – HPL is opening six more branches for Takeout service: Ancaster, Kenilworth, Sherwood, Saltfleet, Turner Park and Waterdown.

HAMILTON, ON – June 19, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library’s Local History & Archives is creating a community archive to document our experiences during the pandemic.

HAMILTON, ON – June 11, 2020 – To keep Hamilton reading, listening and watching, while taking precautionary public health measures, Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is offering take-out (curbside) service of on-hold books, music and movies, starting June 23, 2020.

HAMILTON, ON – May 1, 2020 – Six community-minded organizations are making much-needed protective face shields for local health workers.

HAMILTON, ON – April 29, 2020 – Every Friday at noon treat yourself to a virtual concert, courtesy We’ve moved our usual stage at Central Library to our website, for now; we’re determined to keep the music playing for Hamilton.

HAMILTON, ON – Monday April 27, 2020 – With a Hamilton Public Library card, you now have access to three times as many eBooks and eAudiobooks — 211,400 digital titles, to be exact.