Media Releases

HAMILTON, ON – March 9, 2021 – Over the next few months, 47 HPL Staff are supporting Hamilton Public Health’s vaccination clinics, beginning the week of March 15. This is in addition to the 20 HPL Staff already assisting Public Health in various capacities since January. 

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.