Covid-19 Updates

We continue to update our website with the latest information about Alert Level changes and how it affects our services. 

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New Opening Hours Coming Soon

We're excited to introduce our new opening hours, based on feedback from library users. This change in hours, in effect from Sunday 26 September, will allow us to provide a better and more convenient service to our community.

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2022 Hamilton Heritage Wall Calendar

Our popular calendar featuring some of the most popular images from our Whakaputu/Archives will be on sale soon!

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Digital Membership

If you would like to access our Digital Library, you can sign up to our Digital Membership for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and learning and research databases.

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Online Te Reo Maaori Class

Tuesday 28 September


Adult Education

Join in our online te reo Maaori session with Ale’, our kaiako (tutor). All are welcome, no matter your experience! Come and get your interest sparked!

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The LAB rev



The LAB - Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM

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Lil Steamers

L'il STEAMers

All registered participants will be contacted to collect their activity packs under Alert Level 2.

Be creative - have fun while exploring with science, technology, arts and math... and a story to go with it!!!

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Edison the Programmable Robot

All registered participants will be contacted to collect their activity packs under Alert Level 2.

Join us for a 10 week programme to meet Edison the Programmable Robot and bring it to life using block coding.

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Heritage Online Collections

Browse our online platform where you can view many of the Heritage materials held by Hamilton City Libraries, such as photos and ephemera.

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Staff Storytime

Watch our staff read some of their favourite stories.

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Speak Maori For Kids 2

Speak Maaori for Kids

Keep the kids busy and memorise some common Te reo phrases and words together.

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Municipal Pools Oral History Project

Hamilton City Libraries are running an Oral History Project specifically on the Municipal Pools. We are wanting to record your memories so that they will be preserved as part of our city’s history. If you or someone you know would like to share your story or memory and be a part of this project, please complete the online form.

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