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

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

Image: Hastings Library & Civic Square gardens
Photo: Talk like a pirate day at Hastings Library
Photo: Book sale table at Hastings Library
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library
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Image: Hastings District Libraries holiday programme clowns
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Children with geckos at Havelock North Library
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: Relaxing at Flaxmere Library
Photo: Maths is Fun holiday programme at Flaxmere Library


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.




Flaxmere Library are seeking a friendly, customer focused casual staff member. Read more...

Report-ins have begun for the Junior, Te Reo, iRead and readX Summer Reading Programmes. If you have not registered please visit your library to see if there is a place available. Read more...

We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete this community survey about our library services. We value your opinions and thank you for taking the time to share your views.

Spread some Christmas Cheer this year by donating goods to the Christmas Cheer Appeal!

Hastings District Libraries are supporting this wonderful cause and will start accepting goods from Saturday 22 November. Read more...

You can now have your child's birthday party at Hastings Library! We will provide the venue, storytime, activities and games for your partygoers.

GrabOne introductory offer ends today - book your party for half price! Read more...

Hastings District Libraries Christmas and New Years Hours.

Coming Up

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 6:45pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 10:30am

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Readers' Blog

The Case of the Imaginary Detective by Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler’s novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, was a big hit this year, worthy of a place on the Mann Booke...

Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

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