Gwinnett County Public Library - Hamilton Mill Branch
The Hamilton Mill library is one of 15 branches in the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) system. At the end of fiscal year 2010, GCPL had more than 328,000 registered cardholders. In 2010, GCPL had 3.1 million visitors to its 15 branches and 3.2 million visitors to its website.
The Hamilton Mill branch holds the distinction of being the county's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. Some of the library's "green" features include sunshades, low-flow automatic toilets and faucets, native landscaping and pervious parking.
In October 2010, the branch was recognized by the United States Green Building Council with a 2010 Excellence in Sustainability honorable mention award.
According to Executive Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, Gwinnett County Public Library's award-winning 15-branch system is a result of active citizen support over the years.
- Hours: Mon 12-8; Tues 10-6; Wed 2-8; Thurs 10-6; Fri 10-6; Sat 12-5; Sun 12-5
- Handicap Accessible: There are several handicapped parking spaces with curb cuts for sidewalk access. The library has automatic doors and accessible restrooms.
- Founding Date: The county's first library was founded in 1907.
- What makes this community special?: “Gwinnett is great because it is knit together by many smaller communities that take an active interest in continuously improving the quality of life in the county." —Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, GCPL Executive Director
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 12
- Specialties: GCPL offers remote digital downloads of audiobooks, ebooks, music and videos.
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: http://www.gwinnettpl.org/aboutGCPL/policies/internetsafety.html
- Programs/classes: The Gwinnett County Public Library system offers a variety of events and classes for adults, teens and children. A full calendar of events is available online at: http://www.gwinnettpl.org/main_calendar
- Book donation information: If you have unwanted books - and you want to raise money for the library - and be kind to the environment - you can drop them in a green Better World Books book bin that can be found at each of the library branches.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: No