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Welcome to the Hastings District Libraries in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

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Readers' Blog

In Real Life by Chris Killen

In Real Life is a witty but cautionary tale about relationships, social expectation and miscommunication in the age of the Interne...

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders by Cole Cohen

It's great to see another New Zealand novel make the longlist for the presigious Man Booker Prize!

In 2015 it is the turn of Anna Smaill and her debut novel The Chimes. Read more...


We've had so many happy children through our libraries these school holidays!

Please visit our Flickr Gallery to see all the latest photos from our library events!


Hastings District Council, the Environment Centre HB and SGI New Zealand present the free exhibition Seeds of Hope - Visions of Sustainability, Steps Toward Change.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 8 August to Sunday 30 August, 2015 at Hastings War Memorial Library.

Opening: Saturday 8 August, 2:00pm - featuring David Trubridge and SGI Pacific Vice-Chair Jimi Wallace.

Seminar: Tuesday 18 August, 5:30pm - panel discussion of Hawke's Bay locals working for sustainability. Read more...


Do you need funding for education, sports, the arts or professional development ? Not sure where to look?

Hastings Library is hosting a givME funding database seminar on Tuesday 4 August at 6:00pm.

Register Here.


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


Coming Up

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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