Welcome to the Halton Hills Public Library!

We have proudly served our community for more than a century. The Georgetown Public Library was founded in 1895. Three years later, the Acton Public Library opened its doors. The two libraries operated separately until 1974 when they merged and became the Halton Hills Public Library. Visit our History page to explore the Library's long history in Halton Hills.

Land acknowledgement

The Halton Hills Public Library is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Treaty Lands and Territory of 1818

For more information, please visit the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation website. Also available on their website, under Treaty Lands and Territory, is a detailed history on the Ajetance Treaty, No. 19 (1818). 

Discover the Halton Hills Public Library:

Vision
Your path to worlds of imagination, innovation and opportunity. 
Mission
To engage the residents of Halton Hills in exploring ideas, expressing creativity, and making connections.
Goals

Connected community that is culturally-enriched by population growth and increased diversity.

  • Ensure the new branch within “Vision Georgetown” is part of a vibrant, multi-purpose community hub that puts the needs of residents first. 
  • Provide diverse cultural experiences and resources that welcome and connect newcomers and build community. 
  • Cultivate and deliver leading-edge resources and expertise so residents can realize their life goals and contribute to a healthy and thriving community. 

Engaged key audiences through services focused on their needs and interests.

  • Consult key audiences and update research on an ongoing basis. 
  • Create research-based programs and services tailored to key audiences. 
  • Deliver the distinctive HHPL experience where key audiences gather.

Increased awareness of the Library's value and relevance to residents.

  • Position the Library as a significant contributor to the local cultural sector and, as a trusted, vital community asset. 
  • Raise residents’ awareness of the Library’s many non-traditional, innovative programs and services.
  • Strengthen connections with partners and community innovators.

Outstanding staff, leaders, processes and technology that maximize the Library's potential.

  • Align the Library’s, structure, processes, and resources (including alternate funding) to ensure leaders and staff can operationalize all strategic goals. 
  • Build staff’s capacity to provide seamless virtual and in-person services that are convenient and welcoming. 
  • Prepare for transitions in key staff roles in accordance with the Library’s Succession Plan.

Halton Hills Public Library Strategic Plan

Read our full strategic plan:

Frequently asked questions

The following are some commonly asked questions about the library. If you have a question we have not answered below, feel free to contact the Library by email at askus@haltonhills.ca or by phone at 905-873-2681.

How do I donate books to the Library?
Both the Georgetown and Acton Branches accept donations of gently used books and other library materials. For more information on the types of material we accept, please review our Library Board Policies – Material Selection Policy or visit our Support Your Library page.
How do I apply for a job or volunteer at the Library? 
All career opportunities are listed on our Careers page, along with our Resumé Submission Portal. 

The Halton Hills Public Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Find out more on how you can become a member of our volunteer team by viewing our Volunteer page.