Queen's Birthday Hours

All Hastings District Libraries will be closed on Monday June 1 for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. Read more...


BreakOut and FundView have changed!

If you use the funding databases BreakOut and FundView please be aware that they have changed.

BreakOut is now called givME and FundView is now called givUS. Read more...


Wheelers eBooks now at HDL

Hastings District Libraries are happy to announce Wheelers eBooks are now available in our eLibrary.

Our Wheelers collection features more than 700 books, with a focus on titles for children and young adults. Read more...


Sounds in the Square

Hastings District Libraries, AtomicTipene and Hastings City Art Gallery are excited to present Sounds in the Square!

This free Youth Week event is a must for young musicians! Read more...


Magazine Collection Moving

As part of the Hastings Library layout changes the Magazine Collection will be moving upstairs.

There will be a period during this change where magazines will not be available to borrow from Hastings Library. Read more...


Ulverscroft Digital eAudiobooks

Hastings District Libraries are excited to offer you a new collection of eAudiobooks.

Our Ulverscroft Digital collection features a number of popular titles and includes works by bestselling authors such as Lee Child, Katie Fforde and Jeffrey Archer. Read more...


Hastings Library Layout Changes

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.


LIANZA 2015 Children and YA Book Award Finalists

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


LIANZA and Hell Pizza Reading Challenge

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....


Hastings Library Junior Book Club - NEW!

We are excited to announce our new Junior Book Club at Hastings Library!

The club is for children aged 8 - 12 and will be held every 2nd Thursday beginning March 12. Read more...


Renew Your Items Online

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...


IRD Tax Seminars & Workshops

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...


Summer Holiday Programmes - Photos

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...


iSkills - Computer, iPad and eBook Tutorials

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...


JPs in the Libraries

Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are available in Hastings and Havelock North Libraries and Hastings Courthouse at the following times:

Hastings Library –  Tuesday afternoons, 2pm-4pm (as part of the Information Marketplace).

Havelock North LibrarySaturday mornings, 10am–12 noon (Community Room)  Read more... 

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