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.
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.
Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
After Hours Study Halls
Study Hall hours are quiet spaces for Members to work or study.
Dundas, Red Hill, Terryberry and Waterdown branches are open after-hours Mondays-Thursdays, 8pm-Midnight (except on statutory holidays).
Who can participate?
Members with a valid government-issued photo ID card and Hamilton Public Library card (physical or eCard). You must show both pieces to security upon entry.
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) and government-issued photo ID card to security each time you re-enter.
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.
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.