The Study Hall at Central Library resumes Monday, February 5, from 8 pm to Midnight.
Study Hall hours are quiet spaces for Members to work or study.
Central Library and the Dundas, Red Hill, Terryberry, Turner Park, Valley Park and Waterdown branches are currently open after-hours Mondays-Thursdays, 8pm-Midnight (except on statutory holidays).
Who can participate?
Members with a valid Hamilton Public Library card (physical or eCard). Your Hamilton Public Library card must be shown to security upon entry.
Parents, Guardians and/or caregivers must be present with children 14 years of age and younger during Study Halls.
If you don’t have a Hamilton Public Library card, register online or visit any HPL branch and complete an application form.
Can I leave and re-enter the library after regular closing hours?
Yes. You can enter, exit and re-enter any time. You must show your Hamilton Public Library card (physical or eCard) card to security each time you re-enter.
Central Library: Enter and exit at the York Blvd., door entrance.
Dundas Branch: Enter and exit at the side door.
Red Hill Branch: Enter and exit at the front door.
Terryberry Branch: Use the rear parking lot door and take the elevator to the 2nd Floor.
Turner Park Branch: Use the rear parking lot door of the shared YMCA building.
Valley Park Branch: Use the library entrance off of Paramount Drive.
Waterdown Branch: Enter and exit through the back door.
Can I use the library computers and printers after regular closing hours?
Yes. HPL’s wireless service is available during After Hours Study Halls. Some public computer workstations and printers are available, but there is no technical or Staff support. If you need to print from a library computer more than your daily limit of 10 free black and white prints or 4 free colour prints, you can upload funds to your library card online (credit card only).
Can I order food to be delivered to the library?
No. Light snacks and beverages (i.e., coffee, tea, juice bottles, reusable water bottles) are permitted but you must bring them with you when you arrive. No hot meals are permitted.
What is acceptable conduct during the Study Hall hours?
You must always abide by HPL’s Member and Service Commitment and behave in a way that promotes a quiet, respectful study environment. HPL reserves the right to take steps to ensure a quiet study environment and the safety of Staff and Members.
Can I borrow or return library materials during Study Hall hours?
Access is limited to certain areas of the branch, including collections. You may return library materials to the external dropboxes.