Welcome back! All Hamilton City Libraries will reopen Tuesday 2 June. We’ve made some changes to keep everyone safe at Level 2:

  • Please be patient. As outlined in the Government guidelines, Level 2 requires limits on the number of people allowed in our libraries at any one time. Due to this and the different size of each library, we will be operating a one in, one out policy when we’ve reached capacity. We ask that you limit your library visit to 30 minutes or less.

  • Use the floor markings to queue safely. Stay two metres from strangers inside.

  • For contact tracing, everyone needs to register their visit upon entry and exit. This can be done by scanning a unique QR code or filling your details into a paper form.

    There is a poster at each library with a QR code that can be scanned with your device’s camera. When it is scanned, the location of the building you are visiting will be pre-filled on the form that will come up on your device. You do not need to download an app in preparation for your library visit.

    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.

  • We ask that you limit your library visit to 30 minutes or less.

  • Changes to our regular programming.
    During Level 2, we will be restarting some of our regular programming but with limited numbers to ensure safe social distancing, and registrations required. Keep an eye on our Events calendar for updated event listings.

  • APNK computers limited to one 30-minute session per day.
    Public computers and printing access will available, with 2-metre physical distancing and regular hygiene measures in place. We will be limiting customers to one 30 minute session per day.
    WiFi will be available at all libraries from Tuesday 2 June.

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