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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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Book Sale
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: Relaxing at Flaxmere Library
Photo: Maths is Fun holiday programme at Flaxmere Library
Publishers Book Expo 2014 Havelock North 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.



  • Friday 24 October - All libraries closed
  • Saturday 25 October - All libraries open 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 26 October - Hastings Library open 1pm - 4pm
  • Monday 27 October - All libraries closed

Book Sale 2014 Havelock North

Announcing the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale! Havelock North Function Centre, Sat 8 November & Sunday 9 November. Grab some book bargains and support your libraries! Read more...

publishers book expo 2014 Havelock North Library

It's a booklovers dream! Join us on Wednesday 19 November, 6.45pm at Havelock North Library for a preview of new release titles at the Publishers' Book Expo. Read more...

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Read more...

Trio of Tale Tellers: Cheryl Pearl Sucher, Rachael King, Tim Wilson

Join us on Saturday 8 November, 5pm at East Pier Hotel, for an evening of literary pleasure with award winning American author Cheryl Pearl Sucher in conversation with New Zealand authors Rachael King and Tim Wilson.

Get your tickets at eventfinda or at Hastings District Libraries, Napier Libraries, Beattie and Forbes or Creative Hastings. Read more...

Photo: EIT career workshop at Flaxmere Library

Find a job you really want! On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 October (participants attend both days) EIT is running a free workshop, at Flaxmere Library, on how to identify employment or career solutions that are right for you.

Please register at the Flaxmere Community Centre Main Office or register online. Read more...

Coming Up

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:00pm

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