Public Libraries

Libraries supported by public and/or private funds which provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district or region.



The Hamilton Public Library owns and operates 2 bookmobiles. These provide access to library collections and services year-round. The bookmobiles visit between 15 weekly and 18 bi-weekly stops. Please check the website for times and locations of stops.

Local History and Archives at Hamilton Public Library is focused on collecting, preserving and making available materials that show the history of Hamilton, and its people.

Allows local Hamilton residents access to their library branch outside of staffed hours.


The Newcomer Learning Centre at Hamilton Public Library offers tutoring to practice English, conversation circles and English for seniors.

It offers browsable collection of books, CDs and DVDs for learners and teachers.

A full maker space at the Hamilton Public Library is offered at several branches.

These spaces will include different printers, music and recording software and equipment, video and camera software and equipment, scanners, and scanning equipment.

The vising library service (VLS) provides library materials to Hamilton residents who cannot access Hamilton Public Library services on their own. Library staff select materials based on needs and interests.

All HPL branches loan books, music and movies to children, teens and adults. These materials can requested and picked up at a designated branch. Materials are offered in multiple languages.

The library also provides access to skill-building, cultural and social programming.

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