Hamilton Public Library
Central Branch & Administration

Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is open for browsing, holds pick up, computer use and print, fax and scan use.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all Library programs and group activities are cancelled. Bookmobiles, Extended Access, Study Halls and Visiting Library Service are also suspended. Online services are available.

The public library system of the City of Hamilton. The library system is an agency of the City of Hamilton but is governed by a board of directors.

It provides a network of 22 branches and two bookmobiles that are hubs for information and culture. Services include book loan, an archive and digital collections, information and referral, and skill development, wellness, and social programs. The library branches also offer computer access, free wifi access and makerspaces.

Central Branch
55 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON
L8R 3K1
Hours: Central Branch: Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm, Fri 9 am-6 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1 pm-5 pm * Administration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Phone: 905-546-3200


Open to all


See website to learn how to apply for a library card.




Fully Accessible


English; Library staff may be available to converse with those who speak languages other than English.

Primary Contact Person

Paul Takala, CEO & Chief Librarian

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of);

Agency Type

Other Local Government