Keeping Safe in Libraries

The Government has removed all remaining COVID-19 public health requirements from 15 August 2023.

The safety of our staff and community is always our priority. To keep you, your whaanau, and our community safe, we still encourage the following:

  • Stay home for five days if you are unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19, to stop any potential spread of the virus (or other illnesses).

  • Mask wearing remains an important way we can prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. Be mindful that others may still choose to wear a face mask.

  • Use hand sanitiser or wash hands regularly.

Hamilton City Libraries offer a number of online services which you can access whilst you are staying home. Please check out our Contactless Library Services for more information.


We may be able to extend the 'pickup by' date on your holds until you are able to visit the library. Please email us or contact your local library before your holds expire.

You can renew your books twice online or using the Hamilton City Libraries app. You can also contact your local library if you have reached the renewal limit. We will renew your items until you are well again. Please contact us with your library card details. 


We are following all public health advice and encourage staff and community to:

  • Stay home if you are unwell.

  • Use hand sanitiser or wash hands regularly.

Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance or issues desk at each library. You are welcome to continue wearing a face covering inside if you choose to.

Last updated: 11.05am 16 August 2023