Hamilton Public Library has again chosen Ristech’s Viewscan II microfilm/microfiche readers for their library patrons to research and browse their extensive collection. As well they have obtained one of Ristech’s Colortrac Gx+ 56 scanners to allow staff to preserve and digitize their large collection of War Posters, maps, and other large scale media. These acquisitions will benefit the community by providing them access to an immense wealth of local history, including city directories and census reports
The Hamilton Public Library, through its energetic board and staff, offers many convenient locations and hours, providing our citizens the “Freedom to Discover”.
Our top priority is to ensure a positive experience for our library users.
At HPL, our goal is to deliver an exceptional library experience.
Library staff commit to:
- Provide professional, knowledgeable and best in class customer service.
- Be engaged with our customers and our community. We welcome feedback to continually improve our service delivery.
- Strive to meet your expectations for timely delivery of materials and provision of relevant services and programs. We are lifelong learners and ready to help you with questions or concerns.
- Provide welcoming and inclusive spaces and be sensitive to your individual needs. We will maintain your confidentiality and privacy.
Information on the Viewscan at HPL can be found here.
The new film/fiche scanners are available for public use at the Central Library location, at 55 York Boulevard, in the heart of Hamilton. No appointment is necessary to use Local History & Archives’ microfilm readers or photocopier. Hamilton Public Library staff are always available to help you with your search. Materials viewed using the microfilm readers can be saved as image files to a USB flash drive, and printing is available for a fee.
Photocopies and printouts from the microfilm reader / printers both cost 10 cents per page. For digital image storage, users can use their own USB flash drive. HPL also sells USB flash drives. Saving images to your USB flash drive using our microfilm readers is free.