Flaxmere Library Open Again

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.

Storytime in the Hall of Memories

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.

School Holiday Programmes

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....

Easter & ANZAC Day Hours

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....

JPs in the Libraries

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... 

Course - Basic Computing Skills

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.

eBook and iPad Classes

Learn how to use our free eBooks and downloadable Audiobooks at Hastings Library.

Introduction to IPad Classes at Hastings Library.

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

Seonaid Lewis - Family History Evening

Seonaid Lewis, family history librarian for Auckland Libraries, gave a very popular talk at Hastings Library on the family history resources held in the Central Auckland Research Centre, as well as learning how you can trace your ancestor through online research via the Digital Library.  Seonaid kindly made her notes available. Read more...   

Mobile Phone Lessons

Not sure how to use your mobile phone? Book in for a FREE mobile phone lesson! 

Ask at the desk about these - we have staff who can show you how to use your mobile.  Read more...  

Introducing our Teens Facebook Page

We're super excited to introduce our Teens Facebook page and share with you all the best books, movies, music, events, competitions and news at to see you there!

Introducing our Readers' Blog

Readers' Blog

Check out our new Readers' Blog for reviews and news from the world of booksRead more...

Unwanted mobile phone?

Auckland’s Starship children’s hospital is to benefit from the collection of unwanted mobile phones.

Bring your phone into Hastings, Havelock North or Flaxmere Library and look for the collection box.  The phones will be refurbished and then onsold, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Starship Hospital to fund care for sick children.  Read more...

eBooks and Audiobooks are available!

eBooks can now be downloaded free from ePukapuka OverDrive to a computer, iPad, mobile phone or an eReader. Audiobooks are talking books that can be downloaded to a computer, iPod or other compatible device with audio capability. Read more...


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eBooks and downloadable audiobooks are now available at Hastings District Libraries - see the ePukapuka logo and link at the left on our home page.

New to eBooks? Here are some answers to questions!   Read even more answers ... 


Information Market Place

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Need information and advice?  Come to our  Information Market Place in Hastings Library on Tuesdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

Talk with people from various organisations who can help.

  • Justices of the Peace
  • Volunteering Hawke's Bay

New Section for Legislation & Law

Looking for legislation or case law?  See the new section on our website, under Find Information: Legislation & Law

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