Hamburg Public Library

We  opened 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 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.   

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Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed
Hamburg Public Library

Holiday Closings

December 24, 2019
December 25, 2019
December 31, 2019
January 01, 2020
March 27, 2020
April 11, 2020
May 23, 2020
May 25, 2020
July 04, 2020
September 05, 2020
September 07, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 31, 2021
January 01, 2021


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

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
  • 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.