Printing and Photocopying Service Unavailable at Red Hill
Printing and photocopying services are currently unavailable at the Red Hill. The estimated time of disruption is unknown. We are working to resolve this issue. Thank you for your patience.
Central Library - Tax Clinic Cancellation
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the free drop-in tax preparation service clinic on Saturday, April 8 has been cancelled. Please visit hpl.ca/free-tax-service for other clinic dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Piano Practice Room
This unique element of Central Library is a prized part of our facility and we are very excited to make it available to the public.
Visit the 2nd Floor, Central Library to make an appointment, or call us at 905-546-3200.
- One-hour sessions are available during open hours, except the last booking of each day, which is 45 minutes. Please check open hours before reserving.
- Bookings can be made up to three days in advance.
- A Library card is required.
Hamilton Public Library also offers great resources to help you become the pianist you’ve always wanted to be; it’s never too late to get started.
Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play LinkedIn Learning
Piano lessons are a great way to begin learning to read music. Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk offers a beginner guide, including tips on how to sit at a piano, read notes and play rhythms and chords. LinkedIn Learning also offers several other video courses including an introduction to songwriting, becoming a music producer and an insider’s guide to the music biz.