Library System Outage

We are making changes to the system Hamilton City Libraries uses for our library catalogue, customer records, and various other library services. Our system has been offline while these changes were made, starting 8pm on Wednesday 15 May. The majority of library services are now available again.

Please refer to the FAQs for information about the data migration and its effects on our library services.

FAQs about data migration

Exhibition: Transport in Hamilton

Our latest exhibition is now on display on Level 3 of the Central Library until the end of May 2024. Come and learn about the history of transport in Hamilton from the river, to walking tracks, trains, buses, and motorcars!

More about this exhibition

Kirikiriroa Hamilton Zinefest

The 10th annual Kirikiriroa Hamilton Zinefest is once again taking place at Hamilton Central Library in 2024!

Building up to the Zinefest day on Saturday 15 June, we will have workshops each Thursday lead by different Zine makers and with different topics. Most workshops require registration so check them out and get in quick!

See Zinefest info and events


Chinese Aromatherapy

Chinese Aromatherapy Workshop

Sunday 26 May

Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library

Join us for a workshop on supporting children during flu season with essential oils and Paediatric Tui Na massage, a technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine. This workshop will be in Mandarin.

Register for Chinese Aromatherapy Workshop
My Craft

My Craft

Mondays at Chartwell Library

Tuesdays at Dinsdale Library

Are you 6 to 9 years old and interested in handicrafts? Do you love bright colours and the magic of creativity? Join our seven-week My Craft programme for kids and have fun making your crafts! All materials are provided.

My Craft information and registration
Craft Cards

Come Craft With Us

Starts Tuesday 21 May

Glenview Library

Glenview Library presents a new craft event for adults! This term we’ll be doing card-making. Come along to create cards for those special people in your life.

Come Craft With Us dates and times
Sew Smooth

Sew Smooth

Four weeks, from Wednesday 8 May

Te Kete Aronui

Sign up for our adult beginners’ sewing workshops and learn the basics of threading up a machine, sewing seams, using different stitches, and sewing simple projects.

Sew Smooth information and registration
Board Game tokens

Fun and Games

Every Monday

Hillcrest Library

Come and play games at Hillcrest Library! We have all sorts of games: card games, board games, dice games, sneaky games, tricky games, and laugh-out-loud games!

Fun and Games dates and times

Yarn 'n' Yack

Tuesdays from 5 March

Hillcrest Library

Join us for a cozy crafternoon! Bring your knitting, crochet or stitching project, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts. Share skills, ideas and make new friends over a cuppa. All are welcome to this free event.

Yarn 'n' Yack dates and times
Fair Enough v2

Fair Enough Artist Market

Next market: Saturday 25 May

Central Library

Meet the makers and fill your kete with art; while supporting Maaori and local artists from around Waikato!

See all Artist Market dates and times