Book Clubs for Teens

Join us at Havelock North Library or Hastings Library for teen book club. Make new friends while enjoying fun activities at the library!

Teens Facebook Page

We're super excited about our Teens Facebook page, sharing with you all the best books, movies, music, events, competitions and news.

Like to see you there!

Young Adult Collections

All three libraries have Young Adult Collections and elsewhere in the library are CDs, DVDs and of course books that teens are welcome to borrow. Online Databases are also available for homework research  at home or in the libraries - no charge.

Databases for Research and Fun

From homework help, through secondary school and tertiary level, to adult general interest, to health topics, law, funding, scholarships, our databases provide access to a huge range of online resources, on just about every topic

From home you can information and have fun while learning.

Hastings District Libraries subscribe to a wide range of databases, greatly extending our collections.

Most are available to use from home - use your library card number for login ID.

Careers New Zealand

Careers New Zealand is a government department providing independent career information, advice and guidance.

In the Library

  • There is no charge to use the Careers New Zealand website in the Hastings District Libraries, this includes creating a CV online using CV Builder.
  • Normal charges will apply when printing, emailing or using word processing programmes.

Scholarships - Breakout Database

Looking for scholarships, awards or grants?

Breakout is a searchable funding database from the Funding Information Service (FIS),  updated frequently.

Information includes:

  • Closing dates
  • Application requirements
  • Contact details
  • A calendar of application closing dates
  • An alphabetical list of awards and scholarships
  • Guidelines for applying for funding
  • A list of success stories to inspire

Breakout is available to use in Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere Libraries (no charge to access but usual charges apply for printing) or you can access it from our website using your library card number and PIN.

Access Breakout database.


Find out about finance and support while studying at www.studylink.govt.nz

Need help with StudyLink?

  • Freephone number 0800 88 99 00
  • StudyLink outreach offices: Hastings and Napier (appointment needed - ring 0800 88 99 00) - see website for details
  • Your Education Provider may also be able to assist you.

AnyQuestions, Many Answers

AnyQuestions helps you find useful, accurate, online information for your homework.

Online librarians can help you work out what sort of information you need, then begin searching for you: http://anyquestions.co.nz

See also the Many Answers website - your answer could be right here! http://manyanswers.co.nz

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