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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: Children with geckos at Havelock North Library
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Captain Festus McBoyle
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Maths is Fun holiday programme at Flaxmere Library
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: Relaxing at Flaxmere Library
SRP report-in
SRP in the park
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library
Library Sign


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.




To celebrate Horse of the Year 2015 Hastings District Libraries are running a series of fun horse-themed events.

There will be displays and special storytime sessions in all three libraries. Read more...


Did you know that you can renew your items online?

Click on Log in to my account at the top right of the website homepage or My Account from the Hastings District Libraries Catalogue. Read more...


The Landmarks Trust History Group begin their 2015 programme with a video presentation by Dr. Jan Bone.

Where: Hastings War Memorial Library.

When: Tuesday March 10, 5:30pm.


IRD are hosting free tax seminars and workshops at Hastings Library.

The Introduction to Business seminar includes essential tax information if you are starting a business. The GST Workshop is a hands on workshop covering GST for business. Read more...


Join us to hear Professor Glyn Harper talk about the make-up of the New Zealand soldier in World War One. Read more...


Coming Up

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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