Adult Membership

Membership is free to Hastings District Council residents. 

We have reciprocal agreements and free membership for Napier and Central Hawke's Bay folk too.  Visitors may also join, on payment of a bond.

You may join at Hastings, Havelock North or Flaxmere Libraries, and your card entitles you to borrow from any of these three libraries. 

Membership gives remote access to our online databases, also to free eBooks and audiobooks on ePukapua.

Conditions of Membership

On joining the Hastings District Libraries, you agree to:

  • be responsible for all library material borrowed on your card,
  • return library materials on time, pay charges and for lost or damaged items. 

You give approval for the Hastings District Council to take any appropriate steps they consider necessary for the security of any items borrowed, recovery of any such items or their replacement cost. 

Guarantors for junior members also agree:

  • that the library cannot be held responsible for the suitability of materials borrowed,
  • to ensure that the child's books are returned on time, to pay charges and make good any loss or damage incurred in the child's name.

My Account Login

To log in to My Account in the Library Catalogue, you will need:

  •     A Hastings District Library card number. You may ask at the desk about having a user name added, to use as an alternative to your library card number.  (A user name must be typed in CAPITALS.)
  •     A PIN (password) added to your card - ask at the desk about this.

A Hastings District Library card and PIN will also enable you to log into eBooks on ePukapuka Overdrive.

Junior Members & Kidz Cards

Children under 16 years have a Junior membership.

A junior registration form requires the signature and ID of a parent or guardian, and proof of address.  We also record the school attended.

Children's cards are issued for their personal use.

Junior items on a child's card are eligible for junior overdue charges. Some junior items have rental charges, e.g. Children's DVDs & CDs

A junior item taken out on an adult card is eligible for adult extended loan charges.

Visitors' Cards

If you are visiting this region for a short while you may apply for a visitor's card.

Bring in personal ID and proof of both your permanent and temporary addresse.

There is a charge of $20 payable on joining and this will give you membership for 3 months.

Only 3 items may be issued on your card at any one time.

Library Card

Let your mind soar at Hastings District Libraries!

Swap your old card for a bright yellow library card - it is really easy to find in your wallet.

See charges for Adult & Junior card replacement.  New members - no charge.

This is optional, you may continue to use your old card.

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