Hamburg Public Library

To protect those unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine, masks are still required while in the library at this time. 

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)
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Hours

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

Holiday Closings

January 01, 2021
April 03, 2021
May 29, 2021
May 31, 2021
July 05, 2021
September 04, 2021
September 06, 2021
October 23, 2021
November 25, 2021
December 24, 2021
December 25, 2021
December 31, 2021

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
  • 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.