We will be opening on Monday, July 6 with limited hours. Patrons may enter, but MUST wear masks and use social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided inside the door.
Temporary hours during the covid crisis are as follows: Monday & Wednesday, 10-5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-8 p.m. Fridays Closed. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will review these hours again at the end of the summer depending on status of the covid threat and the hiring of more staff.
We may admit only 50% of library occupancy of the building or 10-12 persons. Computers will be available for 30 minutes. We encourage patrons not to linger more than 1/2 hour in selecting library materials, etc.
For those who prefer NOT to enter the building, call us at 610-562-2843 and we can continue to place your materials outside the library on the table provided at the hours that you will be here to pick them up.
We may be closed for inclement weather if the Hamburg Area Schools are closed. We announce closings on WEEU-AM and WFMZ Please call the library at 610-562-2843 if in doubt
35 N. Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
- Fax machine
- Copier (black and white)
- Copier (color)
- Public Computers
About Our Library
Welcome to the Hamburg Public Library. We are one of the oldest libraries in Berks County, founded in 1903 with a gift of $10,000 from Andrew Carnegie to establish a library in Hamburg. This money constructed the building still in use and stocked the shelves. The library opened its doors on November 5, 1904. Also in 1904 Theodore Roosevelt was elected President; the first Subway line in New York City was opened, and the United States acquired control of the Panama Canal for the price of $ 10 million. We still provide services to the Borough of Hamburg and the service area of the Hamburg School district as well as Berks County as a whole and the surrounding counties, providing WiFi services, Fax Machine, Photocopying, free tax service to seniors, adult and children programming and the usual library services loaning out books, audio-books, music CDs, DVDs and reference services.