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Media Releases

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.


HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton Public Library’s beloved Bookmobile is back on the road again beginning Tuesday September 22, 2020.  


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.


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