HPL's catalogue will undergo maintenance on Sunday, March 26, 2023 between the hours of 5:00am-10:00am (EST). There will be intermittent outages during this maintenance period. We thank you for your patience.
Accessible Washroom Unavailable at Barton Branch
The accessible washroom is currently unavailable at the Barton Branch. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Public Printing working intermittently
Public Printing is working intermittently. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Central Library- Surrounding Road Closures
Around the Bay Road Race returns this Sunday, March 26, in person. Road closures will surround Central Library until 4pm. Bay Street-York Boulevard-King Street is closed from 6:00am-4:00pm. Please consider taking HSR transit or allow extra time to plan your route. Full road closures are listed on www.bayrace.com/details.
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.
Bookmobile - Service Interruption
Due to operational issues, Bookmobile service is cancelled this Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24.
This will impact the Garth Trails, Bennetto, Kinsmen Park, Strathcona, Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre and Maplewood visits.
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.
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 email@example.com. If you think you are a victim of fraud, please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
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