Winter Opening Hours

We’re moving to winter hours from 1 August – 24 October 2022 while we experience high staff shortages due to illness. All libraries will close at 1.30pm on Mondays and 5.30pm on the other weekdays. Our weekend hours remain unchanged.

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Introducing Mango Languages

Hamilton City Libraries members now have free access to Mango Languages, an online platform where you can learn up to 70 languages!

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Hamilton City Libraries app

Download and use the free Hamilton City Libraries app on Apple and Android devices. Use the app to search the catalogue, renew your books, place holds and much more!

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Municipal Pools Oral History Project

Hamilton City Libraries are running an Oral History Project specifically on the Municipal Pools. We are wanting to record your memories so that they will be preserved as part of our city’s history. If you or someone you know would like to share your story or memory and be a part of this project, please complete the online form.

More information about the Municipal Pools Oral History Project
National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day - Poetry Jam Open Mic

Friday 26 August

Central Library

Come and share some poetry on our open mic all day long for National Poetry Day!

Information on Poetry Jam
Wriggle and Rhyme

Storytime Puaawai and Wriggle & Rhyme

Starting Term 3 - from 25 July

Multiple Libraries

Our preschooler sessions are back! We can't wait to read, rhyme, sing, and dance with you again.

See times and locations for preschooler events
Mini Painting

Mini-Painting Course

Starts Thursday 11 August

Central Library


Do you want to learn how to paint miniatures? The beginner’s mini-painting course for teens and adults will develop a solid foundation of techniques, so you can paint your miniatures with confidence!

Mini-Painting information and registration

Destination: Germany

Starts Wednesday 10 August

Central Library

Do you like discovering new places and cultures? Join our virtual journey with the Destination: Germany programme and learn about famous sites, traditions, and culture of Germany, as well as some German words and expressions!

Read more and register for Destination: Germany


Starts Thursday 19 May

Central Library

CodeLAB is an interactive programme for teens interested in learning how to code basic programs.

Learn about CodeLAB
Art Club v2

Art Club

Online, starts Tuesday 9 August

Central Library, starts Thursday 11 August

Join our Art Club and create your own piece of art! Absolute beginners welcome!

Learn more about Art Club

Home Décor

Starts Thursday 11 August

Central Library


Are you creative and interested in handicraft? Do you like to recycle and reuse materials? Do you want to know how to make handmade accessories which make your home cosy and atmospheric? Join our Home Décor Programme and create your unique home decorations!

Read more and register for Home Décor