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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
Image: Hastings Library New Zealand
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.




On February 3rd, 1931 a massive earthquake shook Hawke's Bay causing loss of life, injuries and destruction.

Commemorate this historic event on Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 by attending a service by the Clock Tower in Central Mall, Heretaunga Street, Hastings at 10.30am. Read more...

We had a huge number of children and teens taking part in report-ins and attending our events over the summer holidays!

Photos are now available to view in our Flickr Album. Read more...

All libraries will be closed on Waitangi Day, Friday 6  February, 2015. Normal hours will resume on Saturday 7 February. 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...

Havelock North’s Lucy Bennett has been named runner-up in the secondary school division of the prestigious Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards. Read more...

Dunedin author and poet Emma Neale has been announced as 2014 winner of the NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship. Read more...

Coming Up

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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