​​​​​​​​​Hamilton City Libraries has six libraries located in Garden Place, St Andrews, Glenview, Chartwell, Hillcrest and Dinsdale. 

Hamilton City Libraries is your place to relax, enjoy, think, and send your mind somewhere. There is something for everyone with more than 400,000 items on offer, including a great range of books, DVDs, CDs, eCollections, ​archives, magazines, newspapers and databases.

As well as enjoying our collections, you can join in one of our holiday programmes, bring the young ones to a Storytime or Wriggle and Rhyme session use the internet for free on our computers, or bring along your laptop and use our free wifi.

For more information visit the Hamilton Libraries website.


There is no charge to join Hamilton City Libraries if you live in Hamilton City, or if you pay rates to Hamilton City Council​, no matter where you may live. If you are a tertiary student living in Hamilton City or a student boarding at schools in this area​ it is also free for you to join.

Visitors staying in Hamilton City can enrol as members for the period of their visit without charge for a period of up to 2 months.

If you live outside these areas you are welcome to become a member, upon paying an annual subscription fee.

Library Locations and Hours

Central Library
9 Garden Place
New Zealand 3240
Phone: ​07 838 6826
Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sun: 12pm - 3.30pm
Chartwell Library
Lynden Court
New Zealand 3210
Phone: 07 838 6844

​Mon-Fri: 10am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am-4pm 
Sun: 10am-1.30pm​

Dinsdale Library
Whatawhata Road
New Zealand 3204
Phone: 07 838 6855
Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am-12.30pm
Sun: Closed
Glenview Library
MacDonald Road
New Zealand 3206
Phone: 07 838 6821

Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am-12.30pm
Sun: Closed

Hillcrest Library
Masters Avenue
New Zealand 3216
Phone: 07 838 6849
Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am-12.30pm 
Sun: Closed
St Andrews Library
Braid Road
New Zealand 3200
Phone: 07 838 6847​

Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9am-12.30pm
Sun: Closed​

Page reviewed: 11 Dec 2020 10:55am