Hamburg Public Library

Hamburg Public Library is now fine free!

Hamburg Public Library Goes Fine Free

Old fines? If you have old fines or fees on your account please contact the library to discuss options that may be available so you can start using your card. We would love to see you again!

Overdue items? There will be no late fines on items that are returned within 30 days of being overdue. Any item overdue by 30 days will go to "Lost" and the patron account will be blocked from borrowing until that item is returned.

Lost or damaged items? Fees that apply to lost or damaged items will still be charged. The fine free program applies only to overdue fines.

What are the exceptions? Certain types of materials will still accrue overdue fines. Fine Free applies to Hamburg's materials, not our location. Overdue fines will still be charged on the following items:

  • Items owned by other Berks County Public Libraries not participating in the Fine Free pilot
  • Reading Public Museum Passes
  • Interlibrary Loans (materials borrowed from outside the county)
Volunteers Needed


Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: Closed
Hamburg Public Library

Holiday Closings

January 01, 2022
April 16, 2022
April 29, 2022
May 28, 2022
May 30, 2022
July 04, 2022
September 03, 2022
September 05, 2022
October 29, 2022
November 24, 2022
December 24, 2022
December 26, 2022
December 31, 2022

We may be closed for inclement weather if the Hamburg Area Schools are closed.   We announce closings on Facebook and WFMZ.   Please call the library at 610-562-2843 if in doubt.

Contact Us

35 N. Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526

Tel: 610-562-2843
Fax: 610-562-8136

40.55539, -75.98407

We provide...

  • Wi-Fi
  • Fax machine
  • Printing- color ($.50 per page)
  • Printing- B&W ($.15 per page)
  • Public Computers

About Our Library

Welcome to the Hamburg Public Library! 

We have always been a community library. One of the oldest libraries in Berks County, the Hamburg Public Library was founded in 1903 with a gift of $10,000 from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie to establish a library in Hamburg, after the community agreed to fund the future of the library. Both Carnegie and the local community believed that a library was a vital part of the community. We continue to operate in the building that Carnegie funded and continue to answer the call of both he and the Hamburg community of 1903.

We provide services to the local community out of our historic building in the heart of Hamburg. Among our services are public computers, WiFi access, faxing, photocopying, reference services, and adult and children programming. We also, of course, offer a wide selection of books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs.