Hamburg Public Library

Hamburg Public Library
    Library Info

    102 Buffalo St.
    Hamburg, NY 14075
    United States

    Fax: 716-649-4160
    Brian Hoth, Director

    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

    System-Wide Policies

    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 next meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15 at 6 PM at the Lake Shore Branch Library, 4857 Lake Shore Road.


    Hours of Operation

    Monday 9-8

    Tuesday 12-8

    Wednesday 9-8

    Thursday 12-8

    Friday 9-5

    Saturday 9-5

    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. 

    donations to desk





    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

    Join the Friends



    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.

    book bundle



    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. 

    Seed Share


    Virtual Tour of the Children's Area

    Welcome to the Hamburg Library! Take a peek at our children's area here:


    Take and Make Crafts

    Take and Make

    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:

    OverDrive Part 2: Getting the Libby App:

    OverDrive Part 3: eReader Questions and Answers:

    OverDrive Part 4: Reading Digitally During and After Library Closures:



    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| Reports | Resolutions

    Wednesday, July 12 @ 6 pm | AgendaMinutes | Reports | Resolutions

    Monday, August 21 @ 8 am | Agenda | Minutes (meeting held at the Hamburg Library, 102 Buffalo Street)

    Wednesday, September 13 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes DRAFT) | 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