Central Library frontage renovations

Central Library will be closed Monday 19 August for renovation works.

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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

Slam Competition

Kirikiriroa Slam Poetry Competition

Friday 23 August

Central Library

Special events

Join Hamilton Slam Down Poetry and Poets’ Alive at the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Kirikiriroa Slam Spoken Word Competition. Join in if you dare or come to listen.

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Central Library Night

Night @ the Library

Saturday 24 August

Central Library


Night @ the Library is our annual event where we provide research time for genealogists outside of normal library hours.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter Celebration

Friday 30 August

Central Library

Special event

Dress up as your favourite Harry Potter character, join in activities to earn points for your house!

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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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