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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
children and donkey
Book group at Hastings Library
Photo: Children with geckos at Havelock North Library
Photo: Talk like a pirate day at Hastings Library
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Maths is Fun holiday programme at Flaxmere Library
Image: Hastings Library New Zealand
Photo: Relaxing at Flaxmere Library
SRP in the park
Library Sign
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library
Easter Storytime
Easter crafts at Havelock North Library
Exterior 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.


Hastings District Libraries are looking for Casual Team Members.

You must be available to work on weekends, evenings and public holidays and be able to work at the Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North Libraries as required. Read more...


Hastings District Friends of the Library present Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner, at Hastings War Memorial Library.

Hear his talk entitled Community Solutions to Child Poverty - What can I do to help? on Thursday May 7 @ 7pm. Read more...


Saturday April 25 - Hastings Library only open 1pm to 4pm.

Monday April 27 - All libraries closed.


In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2015 Hastings District Libraries are hosting a commemorative public programme. Read more...


The Hawke's Bay French Association and Hastings District Libraries invite you to Franco Flamenco, a literary musical event!

Featuring David Fauquemberg, the current French writer in residence at Randall Cottage in Wellington, and local Hawke's Bay musician Dave Boston. Read more...


Coming Up

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Self's Murder by Bernhard Schlink

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The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig

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