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.
WiFi Unavailable at Redhill branch
WiFi is experiencing some technical issues that we are working to resolve. Our IT staff will advise as soon as service is restored.
Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Dundas Branch - Filming in Area
From March 27-29, filming will take place in the surrounding area. Parking may be impacted. Please give yourself extra time before visiting. Thank you for your patience.
Holds Processing and Delivery Delays
Holds processing and deliveries to Branches will be delayed for the next week due to Staff capacity.
We are working to move materials as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Home Library Service
The Home Library Service provides library materials to Hamilton residents unable to get to any of our 23 branches or Bookmobile sites.
To qualify, individuals must be:
- Homebound or institutionalized for three months or more because of age, illness, frailty, or caregiver responsibilities.
- A Hamilton resident.
Apply online or ask a caregiver to pick up a form in-Branch:
After you apply, HPL Staff select materials and mail them directly to you for free. Please note it may take 4-6 weeks from the time of application to the first delivery.
When finished, return your materials using the provided postage-paid return envelope. Family or friends can also return your items for you at any HPL branch. Take your time to enjoy your materials and return them at your convenience.
Canada Post offers a Delivery Accommodation Program to help you post packages to the library due to physical limitations. For more information about this program, please call Canada Post at 1-844-454-3009.
Questions? Call 905-546-3200 x 3222, email HLS@hpl.ca or chat at hpl.ca.