102 Buffalo St.
Hamburg, NY 14075
Located on Buffalo Street (Route 62) between Pleasant Avenue and Union Street, this lively library is nestled in the village of Hamburg. If you are looking for a great film collection, preschool story hours or a comfortable place to catch up on the daily news, the Hamburg Public Library may be the place for you.
Our parking lot entrance is located on Union Street near the Buffalo Street intersection.
Come visit our newly opened outdoor Reading Garden! The Garden is open from Spring into Fall.
Free WiFi. 21 public access computers plus 6 laptops that can be checked out for use within the building. Networked printing including Mobile Printing is 10¢ per page B&W and 25¢ per page color. Copy machine at 25¢ per page.
The Hamburg Library has a meeting room that can be available for community meetings. Please complete the following application and return to the main desk.
A program detailing the history of the Hamburg Public Library was researched, written and presented by Librarian John R. Edson in 2001. More details are available here.
Hamburg Public Library Policies
- Archived Materials Policy
- Bulletin Board
- Claims Audit
- Conflict of Interest
- Ethics Policy
- Open Meetings Law Policy
- Petty Cash
- Reading Garden
- Rules of Conduct
The Hamburg Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Hamburg Public Library
Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting
The meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 12 at 6 PM at the Lake Shore Library.
Hours of Operation
Sunday 12-5 (Sept - June)
We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at (716) 649-4415.
We will continue to post resources and engaging digital content on Facebook and our website.
DONATIONS UPDATE: The Hamburg Library accepts donations of books, DVDs and CDs. For more information on what can be donated, see our Donation Guidelines. Please bring any donations upstairs to the public service desk during open hours.
Join the Friends of the Hamburg Public Library!
Friends of the Hamburg Public Library is a dedicated group of volunteers that supports the policies and programs of both branches of the library through sponsored book sales and other fundraising activities. Please join us in this worthwhile cause. Become a member today! Applications are available at both library branches, or for download here.
Book Bundles are now available for all ages!
Book Bundles are now available for ALL AGES! Fill out the form below and our librarians will build a custom bundle based on your reading interests! Each bundle will include 5 items and you will be contacted when the bundle is available for pickup. We will complete the requests in the order they are received. Please allow us up to 5 business days to fill your order. Pre-made picture book bundles are still available in our children's area.
Hamburg Library Seed Share
The Hamburg Library Seed Share is officially OPEN! We have a large variety of flower, herb and vegetable seeds available for our community to grow at home, for free. Inside the Seed Share are envelopes of 10-15 seeds, and resources for growing and saving seeds. The seeds currently available are due to generous donations from S.O.L.E. Seeds of Living Education, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Seed Savers Exchange and Pase Seeds in North Collins. We encourage community members who take seeds also save seeds from the harvest to return to help us maintain seed stock. The Seed Donation Form can be found inside the Seed Share or here.
Thank you to everyone who helped us get this project going! We are especially grateful to Tricia Miller, Jim Gang and Sean McSkimming. Their contributions turned an idea into reality!
In April 2021 we held a Seed Starting program with the Master Gardeners of Erie County. Here is a summary of the talking points and resources discussed!
In June 2021 we held a Soil Health and Testing program. Master Gardener Lyn has provided additional resources here.
Virtual Tour of the Children's Area
Welcome to the Hamburg Library! Take a peek at our children's area here: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/959304198325687
Take and Make Crafts
Check at the desk for a new Take and Make activity each month! Visit us on Facebook for more information. Feel free to share photos of completed crafts!
Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive!
Wondering how to check out books and audiobooks while our buildings are closed? We created a short tutorial series on getting started with OverDrive!
OverDrive Part 1: Signing Up for an eLibrary Card: https://youtu.be/BIGeSQczczI
OverDrive Part 2: Getting the Libby App: https://youtu.be/vmht3LNVam4
OverDrive Part 3: eReader Questions and Answers: https://youtu.be/wU16bxpjlyA
OverDrive Part 4: Reading Digitally During and After Library Closures: https://youtu.be/Dnw-AH5OvdU
How to Suggest a Purchase
Did you know you can suggest a purchase for titles that the library system does not currently own? Find out how in this video!
Hamburg Board Info
Board of Trustees
Michelle Parker, President
Catherine Lee, Vice-President
Holly Schreiber, Treasurer
Sheree Hillman, Secretary
Anita Metzger, Trustee
Meeting Dates, Agenda, Minutes, Reports, and Resolutions
All meetings will be held at the Lake Shore Library, 4857 Lake Shore Road
Wednesday, January 11 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Tuesday, March 21 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Wednesday, May 10 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes (DRAFT)| Reports | Resolutions
Wednesday, July 12 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Wednesday, September 13 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Wednesday, November 8 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Monday, January 3 @ 6 pm (Hamburg Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports
Monday, March 7 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports
Monday, May 2 @ 6 pm (Hamburg Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Monday, July 11 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Monday, September 12 @ 6 pm (Hamburg Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Monday, November 7 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports
Monday, November 22 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions
Report to the Community 2022
Board of Trustees Bylaws
Friends of the Hamburg Public Library Bylaws
Long Range Plan 2023-2027
Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Plan
Walkup/Curbside Service Plan
Declared Health Emergency Plan