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Book Sale 
13 November - 15 November 2019

Grab a bargain at our annual Book Sale! A huge array of items removed from Library circulation will be on sale. Adult fiction, kids books, interest books, magazines and DVDs will all be available, from just 50c!

Your support will fund the 'Friends of The Libraries' special projects.

Our pop-up sale shop will be at 71 Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau - which is the site previously occupied by Unichem Chemists.

The sale runs for just three days - from Wednesday 13 November to Friday 15 November. 9am - 4pm.

Copy of 3d printing

Monday, 2 September 2019

The libraries are busy this month processing around 64,000 of our items, to be compatible with new self-issue kiosks set to launch in the libraries this October.

The new RFID (radio frequency identification) technology being installed, will mean customers can quickly and easily self issue or return items - but only if they have a library card.
Until November we are waiving the replacement fee on any lost cards and encourage customers to come into the library for a new card so they'll be able to use the self issue kiosks. 

Lost your library card

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Central Hawke’s Bay residents and visitors can now enjoy new Chromebook computers at Central Hawke’s Bay Libraries. Part of an update rolling out to public libraries across New Zealand, the new Chromebooks, along with new colour printers and a digital booking system, come to us from Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK).  

“We’ve been part of APNK for nearly 11 years” says Library Services Manager, Sue Fargher, “and I can remember back then when our very first computers arrived from them.  It’s just wonderful to have this new upgrade for our libraries”.  

The move to Chromebooks means faster more responsive computers and being portable, library users can now sit anywhere in the library to use the devices. A built-in security feature means the Chromebooks will lock down and become permanently unresponsive if removed from the Library. 

While Chromebooks have several differences to the older Windows based PCs, library staff are available and happy to help users navigate the new features. Library Experience Representative, Jaime Cuppen says “We’re here to help. Helping people connect, to check email, apply for jobs, pay bills online, and find information, it’s a big part of who we are”.  

The new computers were installed at Waipawa Library Tuesday 11thJune and Waipukurau Library Thursday 13thJune. 

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