On January 14 2021, HPL was notified of a Central employee who tested COVID-positive. While at work, the employee was wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and maintained physical distancing. A thorough cleaning and disinfection of Central's Basement, Floor 1 and Floor 2 was completed. HPL is working with Hamilton Public Health for contact tracing. We wish the employee a quick and full recovery.
Bookmobile service is paused until Saturday January 16, 2021 as a precautionary measure, so we can deep-clean after a staff member at Central staff went home ill and another was notified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case. Bookmobile items on affected floors are being quarantined out of an abundance of caution.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 4:45pm
Print on the Go
Print on the Go service is currently unable to print fillable government documents. We are working to resolve the issue. All other uploaded documents are printed by branch staff upon arrival.
The following is an outline of the member's responsibilities in partnering with staff to preserve the Local History & Archives (LHA) collection.
The LHA Reading Room is designated as a quiet study area. Seating priority will be given to individuals using material from the collections of LHA. We ask that you please conduct phone or group conversations outside of the room. Staff will be happy to direct you to an appropriate area.
Researchers are reminded that they are working with historical records, which are unique and often fragile. Please adhere to the following requirements while handling this material:
A maximum of six containers or volumes will be supplied at one time
Please do not remove any materials from the Reading Room
Please consult with a staff member prior to photocopying documents
Disable flash functionality on your digital camera prior to taking photographs
For preservation reasons, the use of digital scanners is prohibited
With the exception of bottled water in a covered container, eating and drinking are not permitted in the Reading Room; this includes chewing gum and candy.
No marks of any kind are to be made on any of the material. Please use pencils to take notes.
Please avoid placing notepads on top of materials or leaning directly on archival records. Tracing maps or other records, or the use of “post-it” or other self-sticking notes, staples or paper clips on archival records is not permitted.
Please leave archival records flat on the table surface as much as possible. Avoid letting records overhang past the table's edge.
Please handle records carefully and deliberately with both hands to ensure the safety of the record. We advise moving the records by sliding them from one pile to another.
Please use the white cotton gloves provided when handling non-textual materials.
It is imperative that the order of the archival records you are using remains intact. Please do not change the order of the files within a container, or items within a file.
Please consult with LHA staff if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for using the Hamilton Public Library.