WiFi Unavailable at Redhill branch
WiFi is experiencing some technical issues that we are working to resolve. Our IT staff will advise as soon as service is restored.
Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Dundas Branch - Filming in Area
From March 27-29, filming will take place in the surrounding area. Parking may be impacted. Please give yourself extra time before visiting. Thank you for your patience.
Holds Processing and Delivery Delays
Holds processing and deliveries to Branches will be delayed for the next week due to Staff capacity.
We are working to move materials as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
LH&A Online Collections
For a number of years, Local History & Archives, under contract to Industry Canada, created a number of digital sites highlighting aspects of Hamilton's history. These sites are still available to access.
Library and Archives Canada
Canada's national collection of books, historical documents, government records, photos, films, maps, music...and more.
Canadian Public Parks Movement: The Hamilton Experience
This site gives the history of 50 of Hamilton’s parks.
Cultural Landmarks of Hamilton-Wentworth
This site gives the history of many landmarks in the City of Hamilton.
The Heart of the City: A Virtual Tour of Downtown Hamilton
This site gives an overview of the buildings that surround Gore Park in downtown Hamilton with photographs and historical information.
Industrial Hamilton: The Trail to the Future
This site gives an overview of Hamilton’s industrial history as well as histories of specific industries, past and present. It also includes histories of the railways and street railways in Hamilton.