Nau Mai, Haere mai

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
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
Karena and Kasey
Easter Storytime


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.


Easter Weekend is nearly here! Please note that all libraries will be closed on Friday April 3 and Monday April 6.

All libraries will be open as usual on Saturday April 4 and Hastings Library will be open on Sunday April 5.

Wishing you a safe and happy Easter.


Hawke's Bay Readers and Writers Festival presents an evening with MasterChef Winners Kasey & Karena.

Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library to hear about their MasterChef experience and watch them whip up a couple of tasty dishes! Read more...


Changes are happening at Hastings War Memorial Library!

Some of our collections will be moving to new locations in the library, this may affect access to these collections at certain times.

Check back regularly for updates.


The LIANZA and Hell Pizza Reading Challenge is on again!

School aged children/students read 7 books from the library and receive a free 333 kids pizza from Hell. Read more....


The LIANZA 2015 Children and Young Adults Book Award finalists have been announced. Read more...


Coming Up

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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