Borrowing Information & Charges

General information about borrowing, loan periods, rental & overdue charges, number of items that may be borrowed, receipts, renewals, visitors cards, lost cards and after hours returns.

We cannot issue items without your library card.



You may place a hold on an item through the HDL Catalogue, either in the library or from home.  Or ask a librarian to place a hold for you.

You will be charged a fee of $1.10 when you collect your item.


You are welcome to renew items in person, by phone 06 871 5000 or log in to your library account.
Items may be renewed once only.

There is no charge for renewing an item, but note that overdues and rental charges may apply.


Returning Items

Items borrowed from Hastings, Havelock North or Flaxmere Libraries may be returned to any of these three libraries.  We will check them in and return them to the library where they were borrowed.

Afterhours Returns
  • All items may be returned through the afterhours bins located at all three libraries.

Self Check Machines

Self Check Machines are available at Hastings and Havelock North Libraries.

These may be used for issuing all non-rental items.

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