Branch Services: Takeout only. Pick up holds, Print on the Go, Grab and Go bags, and Makerspace projects. Staff will retrieve and check out items for Members. Starting January 25 branches are open Tuesday-Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm . All branches are closed Sunday - Monday.
Census records are of great value to historical research. Local History & Archives has access to several different census records.
Census records for Ontario (to 1901) are available on microfilm in the department. Births which occur during a census year are noted in the record.
Census information for Canada up until 1921 is available on Ancestry Library Edition, which is available through Hamilton Public Library's public computer workstations at every library branch. Ancestry Library Edition is also available on your own personal computer or device when using HPL's wireless internet at any branch.
Some census information is also available online via the links listed below.