Welcome back! All Hamilton City Libraries are now open. 

  • Now that we are at Alert Level 1 all our branches are open with no restrictions on the number of people allowed, nor how long you can spend in the library.

  • Under Alert Level 1, all our libraries are open with reduced hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12.30pm and Sunday closed. 

  • There is no longer a requirement to sign in for contact tracing. If you wish to do so you can still scan our unique QR code to self-track.

    Please note: The government has launched an app for tracking the places you have visited in a personal digital diary (NZ COVID Tracer) - this is different to our online-check in process. The NZ COVID Tracer app does not work on the QR codes printed on the posters at libraries.

    Visitor registrations details will only be used for COVID-19 contact tracing by the Ministry of Health. The data will be stored for 60 days and then deleted.

  • Cashless payments preferred.

  • Changes to our regular programming.
    During Level 1, we have restarted some of our regular programming at Central Library with other branches to follow later in the year. Keep an eye on our Events calendar for updated event listings.

  • After hours returns bins open 24/7. You can return your library items through any of our after hours returns slots 24/7.