North End Free Library

Hamilton, Ontario


  • HBSA Awards 2016 - North End Free Library and Bench

  • 2015 Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards - North End Free Library and Bench

The creation of a 'take a book, leave a book' gathering place where neighbours can meet.  This project is about creating community and celebrating literacy.

Located in front of the TCA-designed Scime / Curran Residence, the North End Free Library features a wood slat bench on a steel frame that wraps up and around to support a cantilevered free library box.  The lantern-like free library is crafted from stained hardwood and botanical infused resin panels.  Books are imprinted with a custom stamp, designed by TCA.