Central Library - Tax Clinic Cancellation
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the free drop-in tax preparation service clinic on Saturday, April 8 has been cancelled. Please visit hpl.ca/free-tax-service for other clinic dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please be aware of online phishing attempts impersonating Hamilton Public Library and Library Staff. HPL does not solicit paid freelance opportunities through social media or other messaging applications. HPL does not request personal or banking information through social media or require financial compensation when reviewing job applications. Please report phishing schemes to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think you are a victim of fraud, please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
Wi-Fi Unavailable at Red Hill Branch
The Wi-Fi is not working at the Red Hill Branch. Staff is working diligently to resolve the problem.
Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Borrow Around the Bay - Cardholder Access to Hamilton and Burlington Libraries
HAMILTON, ON – July 15, 2021 – Starting July 13, Hamilton Public Library (HPL) and Burlington Public Library (BPL) cardholders double their borrowing power.
Library Members from each system can borrow books, DVDs/Blu-Ray, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, video games and more at the other system’s branches in this newly launched Borrow Around the Bay partnership.
Show your HPL card at any of BPL’s six branches -- or show your BPL card at any of HPL’s 23 branches ‑- sign up with your ID and voila, you can now enjoy membership at both library systems.
This is in addition to Members who already enjoy access to digital eBooks and eAudiobooks at BPL through OverDrive. This service now includes access to e-collections at London, Mississauga and Ottawa libraries.
“We are excited for this new Borrow Around the Bay partnership, with our library system neighbour,” said HPL’s CEO and Chief Librarian, Paul Takala. “Residents from both communities now have more access to books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and more."
“Burlington Public Library is thrilled about this latest partnership with Hamilton,” said BPL CEO Lita Barrie. “Greater access to library materials is a bonus for all residents.”
Note: Borrowed items from Hamilton or Burlington will appear in their respective accounts. Hamilton Civic Museum passes, electronic device loans (i.e. tablets) and park passes are exempt from this borrowing partnership.