Nau Mai, Haere mai

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

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

Fun with Adrian Kirk at summer holiday programmes
Stories and music time with Kerry Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep at the  Fla
Stories and music time with Kerry Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep at the  Fla
Image: Hastings Library
Image: Hastings Library & Civic Square gardens
Image: holiday programme clowns
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Havelock North Library Children's activity area
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library

Your information and entertainment hub for books, eBooks, DVDs, talking books, CDs, magazines, newspapers, online databases and more.

Photocopying, Internet, email, word processing, printing and fax service - available in all three libraries.

The renovated Flaxmere Library and Flaxmere Community Centre have been officially opened and are back in business.  The Library has resumed normal hours and is offering full services again.  We would love you to call out and enjoy the spacious new layout.


Join us in the Hall of Memories at the Hastings War Memorial Library for ANZAC Day stories on Wednesday 23 April at 10.30am.

Make your own poppy.  All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Hard to believe the first term is almost over! Looking for something to do during the holidays? All three libraries hold programmes of stories, crafts and entertainment.  For dates, times and details of the programmes, read more....


Hastings District Libraries will be closed on Friday 18 April (Good Friday), Monday 21 April (Easter Monday) and Friday 25 April (ANZAC Day).

All three libraries will be open for usual hours on Saturday 19 April and Sunday 20 April. 

The Hall of Memories at Hastings War Memorial Library will be open 6am to 10am. 

See Holiday Hours....


Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are available in Hastings and Havelock North Libraries 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... 


Brush up on your computer skills at our free course of four sessions, to be held at Hastings Library.

Missed out on our recent classes? Register your interest in future classes - phone 06 871 5180.
Read more...


Coming Up

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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