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Libraries Closed

All Central Hawke's Bay Libraries are closed until further notice to be in line with the government requirements in response to COVID-19.



Due to our libraries closure all items currently out on loan will have their loan period extended and we have also suspended overdue charges.  Please keep items at home until our libraries re-open.


New Digital Only Membership

Not currently a member? You can now sign up for the Digital Only Membership which will allow you to access these resources.

Just head to - then choose "Join the Library"

If you already have a card but don't know your card number or pin? We are working on a way to be able to sort this out for you, so stay tuned!


COVID-19 Update: Monday 23rd March 2020

Morena Central Hawke’s Bay,

We’re doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.

As part of our efforts to stop the spread the decision has been made to close the Waipawa library from Monday 23 March at 10am until further notice. This decision has not been made lightly, but allows us to deploy staff and equipment from the library to better resource and support critical areas in the Council at this time.

At this stage the Waipukurau Library, Service Centre and the AA will remain open, however we are prepared to quickly respond and enact any required change as advised by the Ministry.

The returns slot will open. However, recognising people may need to self-isolate, we have extended loan periods and there will be no fines or overdue notices issued. If you do receive one, please disregard it until advised otherwise.

Housebound services are still available at this time, and our e-Resources can be accessed if you have a pin number on your card. To access these services if you don’t have a pin, please phone the Waipukurau Library on 06 858 9154.

For accurate and up to date information, please visit the Ministry of Health website:

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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

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