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 While the libraries are closed during Level 3:

 

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  • Please do not return items to our after-hours bins. We have extended the loan period for issued items. Please hold on to your library books, DVDS and magazines until the library reopens.
  • Overdue fees will not accrue while the library is closed. Please disregard any automatic emails you may receive regarding overdue items.
  • If you requested items before we closed, we will hold these for you and they will be available for you to pick up when we reopen.

 

Easy access to online resources

While our buildings are closed, we do still have a range of online resources and programmes available for you to enjoy. Our free Hauraki District Libraries App allows you to manage your library account, as well as offering you easy access to online resources, such as PressReader and Story Box Library. More information about the app can be found on our website: https://library.hauraki-dc.govt.nz/check-out-our-new-hauraki-district-libraries-app/

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Access our e-books and e-audios for free

You do not need an ereader to access our ebooks – most smart phones and tablets are suitable, using the ePlatform App (by Wheelers Books). For details about how to access our ebooks and e-audios please see our website: https://library.hauraki-dc.govt.nz/borrow-ebooks-for-free/

 

Term 2 reading challenge for children and online book chat group

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We also have a new term two reading challenge for children, and an online book chat group, for people who enjoy chatting about the books they have been reading. Meetings are on the last Thursday of the month (10.30-11.30am) and the second Tuesday of the month (7-8pm). If you are interested in joining us for one, or both of our virtual book chat sessions, please email us hdc-library@hauraki-dc.govt.nz and we will send you more information.

We continue to add activities, competitions and links to fun ideas and helpful information on our Hauraki District Libraries Facebook Page.  This includes our new Recycled Book Art Competition for children, teens, and adults.

Forgotten your membership or pin numbers?

 

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If you have forgotten your membership or pin numbers, or need help accessing these resources please email us – hdc-libraries@hauraki-dc.govt.nz and we will help you.

Please visit our website and like us on Facebook – Hauraki District Libraries,  for continued updates about our libraries and online services. If you would like to receive our monthly library newsletter via email please visit our website and sign up.

We will continue to monitor our emails so if you have any other questions about your library account, or our library services please email us hdc-library@hauraki-dc.govt.nz, or message us on Facebook.

We also have a list of Frequently Asked Questions on our website: https://library.hauraki-dc.govt.nz/covid-19-library-closure-faqs/

 

For trusted, up-to-date information about covid-19 in New Zealand please visit https://www.covid19.govt.nz