Data Migration

We are making changes to the system Hamilton City Libraries uses for our library catalogue, customer records, and various other library services. Please refer to the FAQs for information about the data migration and its effects on our library services.

FAQs about data migration

New Exhibition: Transport in Hamilton

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

Exhibition information

Hamilton Pride Month 2024

Celebrate Hamilton Pride Month this April with events at all our libraries!

Check out the schedule



ASB St John in Schools

Tuesday 23 April, Glenview Library

Wednesday 24 April, Central Library

This programme of interactive first aid and wellbeing activities from St John Community Education is back for the April school holidays! Young people aged 3-7 or 8+ will develop the skills and knowledge to respond in an emergency and keep themselves and others safe.

Register for ASB St John in Schools
Soaring in the sky

Soaring in the Blue Sky

Sunday 28 April

Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library

Come and test your skills on an aircraft simulator to safely take off and land a model plane!

Register for Soaring in the blue sky
Star Wars VR 002

May the Fourth Virtual Reality

Drop in on Tuesday 30 April 3.30pm - 5pm

Glenview Library

Play two Star Wars-inspired games on our Virtual Reality (VR) headsets!

More information on May the Fourth VR drop-in
May 4th Day

May the Fourth

Saturday 4 May

Central Library and Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library

Come and join us for Rebel Training and Lego building!

More info on May the Fourth Day
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
Mandarin Storytime

Mandarin Storytelling

Monthly, starting Sunday 18 February

Alternates between Chartwell Library and Te Kete Aronui

A free Mandarin-language storytelling and activity session for children of all ages and their families.

Mandarin Storytelling dates and locations
Pride 2024

Hamilton Pride Month

April 2024

Celebrate Hamilton Pride Month this April with events at all our libraries! Join us for movie nights, or get creative and make your own pride clothing and pins.

See Pride Month events
Fair Enough v2

Fair Enough Artist Market

Next market: Saturday 27 April

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
Art Club v2

Art Club

Starting Tuesday 14 May

Online and Central Library

Term 2 registration is now open! Join our Art Club and create your own piece of art. Absolute beginners are welcome!
Classes will be held online and in person.

Register for Term 2
Young Artists v2

Young Artists

Starting Wednesday 15 May

Central Library

Term 2 registrations are now open! Join our seven-week Young Artists programme and create your own piece of art! Suitable for 10-15 year olds.

Register for Term 2
My Craft

My Craft

Starting Monday 20 May

Chartwell, Dinsdale and Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library

Registration for Term 2 is now open! Join our seven-week My Craft programme for kids and have fun making your crafts! All materials are provided.

Register now