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Welcome to the Hastings District Libraries in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

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Photo: Flaxmere Library Girls Reading
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Photo: Exterior Havelock North Library
photo: Book group at Hastings Library
Photo: Maths is Fun holiday programme at Flaxmere Library
Photo: Hastings Library Civic Exterior


Your information and entertainment hub for books, eBooks, DVDs, talking books, CDs, magazines, newspapers, online databases and more.

Photocopying, Internet, email, word processing, printing and fax service - available in all three libraries.












All Hastings District Libraries will be closed on Monday June 1 for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. Read more...


If you use the funding databases BreakOut and FundView please be aware that they have changed.

BreakOut is now called givME and FundView is now called givUS. Read more...


Hastings District Libraries are happy to announce Wheelers eBooks are now available in our eLibrary.

Our Wheelers collection features more than 700 books, with a focus on titles for children and young adults. Read more...


Hastings District Libraries, AtomicTipene and Hastings City Art Gallery are excited to present Sounds in the Square!

This free Youth Week event is a must for young musicians! Read more...


As part of the Hastings Library layout changes the Magazine Collection will be moving upstairs.

There will be a period during this change where magazines will not be available to borrow from Hastings Library. Read more...


Coming Up

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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