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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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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.




Registrations are now open for the iRead (years 7 & 8) and readX (years 9-13) Summer Reading Programmes. Register online or at the library. Read More...

Update: Havelock North is now full, please register for Hastings or Flaxmere Libraries.

Registrations are now open for the Junior Summer Reading Programme and Te Reo Summer Reading Programme. Read more...

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.

Limited time GrabOne introductory offer - book your party for half price! Read more...

The E.C. READ'N Summer Reading Programmes are back this summer at Hastings District Libraries.

The Junior Programme is for children aged 4-11 (up to Year 6). iRead is for students who were in Years 7 or 8 in 2014. readX is for students who were in Years 9 to13 in 2014. Read more...

Not sure where to start when it comes to using your computer or iPad? Need some help navigating around the internet or your email?

Register your interest in attending a free tutorial class at Hastings, Flaxmere or Havelock North Libraries and you will be contacted regarding available dates and times. Read more...

Coming Up

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30am
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30am
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

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