Central Library frontage renovations

We're creating two new spaces in the front of our library - a community meeting area and a maker space, with a focus on digital technology.

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Our Heritage collections, located on Level 3 of the Central Library, aim to preserve Hamilton's rich cultural and historical legacy for future generations.

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Library apps

We have a range of apps available for you to download to your device, including Wheelers ePlatform, Borrowbox, RBDigital and more!

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Event highlights


Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori

Monday 9 - Friday 13 September

Central and Chartwell Library

Special event

We are celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori by hosting a series of events including waiata and embracing Te Reo Maaori across cultures.

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Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy Seminar

Thursday 19 September

Central Library


Christine Barbour form New Zealand Society of Genealogists Hamilton Branch will present a session on the basics of DNA testing and how you can use this information to help with your family history research.

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Between the Wines

Reading Between the Wines

Thursday 26 September

Iguana Street Bar and Restaurant

Special events

This month the theme is 'living your best life'.
Check out the pop-up library and chat with a friendly librarian about your next great read while enjoying a glass of your favourite.
18 years+ event.

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LAB Logo



All libraries

Children's events

The LAB – Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning.

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Computer Mentors

Free computer help


All libraries

Lifelong learning

Would you like help with your CV, setting up an email account, online job applications, or general computer help? One-on-one help sessions are available-contact us to book now.

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