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 First Nation as well as the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Huron Wendat. We are within the bounds of Treaty 19, also known as the Ajetance Treaty agreed upon by the Mississaugas of the Credit and the British Crown in 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


To enrich the lives of everyone in our community.


To empower our community through ideas, creativity, and connection in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. 


Welcoming and Inclusive

  • We provide a welcoming safe space
  • Our Board and staff reflect the diversity of our community
  • We will enhance the Library user experience
  • Our spaces will meet your needs in an inspiring and accessible way 

Community Connection

  • We build a connected community through collaboration and partnerships
  • We will raise the profile and awareness of the Library’s role in the community
  • We expand our reach and presence throughout our community 

Enriching Lives

  • We cultivate and deliver leading-edge programs
  • We expand access to technology and promote digital literacy
  • We enhance community wellbeing
  • We continue to develop our collections 

Halton Hills Public Library Strategic Plan

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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 Collections Management 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.