Support the Library

Learn how to give back and be involved with the Hamilton East Public Library

We appreciate your interest in giving back to the library! We hope you find one of our opportunities a match for you whether it’s through time, monetary support, or gifted items.

Give time by becoming a member of The Friends of the Library non-profit organization. Volunteer by applying for one the libraries volunteer positions. Provide monetary support by shopping in the Friends Bookshop or using our new “Buy It Now” program when shopping on Amazon. Gift items to the library by donating gently used materials to the Friends or request a Memorial Book in memory of or in honor of a loved one. We thank you for your support!


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Hamilton East Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports the library through fundraising and advocacy.

Donated items are first considered for addition to the library’s collection. Items not selected are then sorted for sale in the Book Shops

 The Friends of the Library support the library by directly donating funds to the library. Funds donated by the Friends to the various departments help them purchase items and fund programs.


Volunteer at the Library

 Library volunteers are a new way for active members of the community to get involved with Hamilton East Public Library.

The online application can be found by following the link below. Applicants will be considered after an in-person interview and background check (for applicants ages 18+) have been conducted.

For more information or questions about volunteering at the library, please email our volunteer coordinator at


 Memorial Book

The library’s Memorial Book Program was started in 1971 as a way to remember and honor a loved one or friend through the gift of a book.  We have received nearly 3000 memorial book donations.

 Donors may request items be purchased in memory or honor of their loved one. The library will also gladly accept the donation of a book.

To request or donate a memorial book, please fill out the form below and return to Hamilton East Public Library.


Buy It Now

Our “Buy it Now” option makes it convenient for library users to purchase a book, CD, DVD and more, all while giving back to the library.

Each time you shop through HEPL’s “Buy it Now” link you will be directed to, where you can complete your purchase – books, music, downloads, and even household items – and a percentage of your purchase will benefit your library.

Use the “Buy It Now” feature while searching the catalog or bookmark the link below.