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COVID-19 Level 1

What You Need to Know

Waipawa Library is open as normal.  Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm.

While in the library we ask that you please

  • Sign in manually or via the tracing App.FillWyI1NTUiLDM3MF0 covid banner

  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow.

  • If you are sick, please stay home.

COVID-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns


Waipukurau Library Closure Update 6th August 2020 

Waipukurau Library will be remaining closed for the foreseeable future. 

For more information please head visit:

Library Book Returns;

Due to the continued closure of Waipukurau Library please note that all Central Hawke's Bay District Library book returns can be taken to the Council and AA Pop-Up Service Centre which is located at the Railway Station, 9 Bogle Brothers Esplanade, Waipukurau or Waipawa Library, High Street, Waipawa.

AA, NZTA and Central Hawkes Bay Council Services

A Pop-Up AA, NZTA and Council Service Centre has opened at 9 Bogle Brothers Esplanade, Waipukurau. 

Services available include:

  • AA and NZTA Services

  • Council services including rates payments, dog registrations and rubbish bag purchase

  • Visitor Information services including bus and ferry bookings

The centre's opening hours are 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

General News

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? Please contact us at or call 06 8589154

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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