On April 13, 2021 HPL was notified that a person working at Central Library tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on site on April 8.
The person was wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and maintained physical distancing. Central has been cleaned thoroughly multiple times since April 8.
Please contact Public Health or your healthcare professional if you experience symptoms. We wish them a quick and full recovery. Please continue to monitor yourself for symptoms and stay home when sick.
HPL will issue updates as directed by Hamilton Public Health.
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.