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Teachers Ngā Kaiako

We have great resources for teachers to utilise thorugh the librariesOur Learning & Discovery librarians love to work closely with local schools.

If you are a teacher with any queries about how we can help or support your students' learning, please contact us on +64 06 871 5000, or email for more information.

Junior Collections

All three libraries have great collections of children's items, including books, puzzles, DVDs, console games and talking books.

Please ask our Librarians for suggestions, we are happy to help you find the right level and subjects for your children.

Our Junior Sections include the following collections:

  • Picture Books
  • Beginning to Read
  • Fiction 7-9
  • Junior Fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • Māori Collection
  • Magazines
  • Illustrated Books
  • DVDs
  • Talking Books

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.  YA members have full access to the rest of the library.

Online Databases are also available for homework research at home or in the libraries - free. (Please note - charges apply for printing in the library.)

Our Young Adult Sections contain the following collections:

  • YA Fiction
  • YA Non Fiction
  • YA Graphic Novels
  • YA Magazines
  • YA Audiobooks (talking books)
  • YA eBooks - Wheelers/Libby-Overdrive

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 access 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. These include:

  • Britannica Library Edition - has a junior and student level search, as well as the full encyclopedia
  • Languagenut - a fun way for children (and adults) to learn languages through games, songs and books

For a full range of our databases, go to the Online Resources page.


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