Adult Membership

Membership is free to Hastings, Napier and Central Hawke's Bay Residents.

Hastings residents may also join Napier and Central Hawke's Bay libraries for free. 

When you come in to join, you need to bring:

  • Personal photo ID showing your name and signature, e.g. driver's licence, passport
  • Proof of your current address, e.g. bank statement, invoice, rates bill

My Account Login

To log in to My Account in the HDL 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 a number of our research databases from home as well as to view and issue eBooks and eAudiobooks in our eLibrary.

Junior Members & Kidz Cards

Children under 16 years have a Junior membership.

A parent or caregiver fills in the online registration form, at home or in the library. To complete the registration process, visit the circulation desk with ID for the caregiver (a driver's licence or passport) and proof of address (e.g., a bill or bank statement).

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 overdue charges.

Visitors' Cards

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

Bring in personal photo ID (such as a passport) and proof of both your permanent and temporary address.

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.

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