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Nau mai Haere mai Welcome to Napier Libraries

Napier Libraries aim to provide safe and welcoming community spaces, where the informational, recreational and educational needs of everyone are met with free and personalised service.

Napier Library is now open at the new temporary location at MTG Hawke's Bay (1 Tennyson Street).  You can access the library via the Herschell Street entrance which has accessibility ramps and parking along with after hours book returns.

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The Nakano thrift shop

by Hiromi Kawakami
When Hitomi takes a job on the cash register of a neighbourhood thrift store, she finds herself drawn into a very idiosyncratic community, where everyone has a story.

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Meet me in Venice

by Barbara Hannay
Despite the magic of Venice, family ties are tested to the limit, especially when a shocking secret is revealed. Now everything they value about love, family, commitment and trust must be re-examined.

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The knife

by Jo Nesbo
Harry Hole is about to face his darkest case yet. When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse.

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The inn

by James Patterson and Candice Fox
Former Boston police detective Bill Robinson and journalist Susan Solie, comes to realize there is no escape from the reality of evil-- or the responsibility for action.

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The couple on Cedar Close

by Anna-Lou Weatherly
Laurie can't remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn't kill Robert. The trouble is, no-one believes her...

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Beneath the tamarind tree

by Isha Sesay
A story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram.

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Search, reserve, and renew books online for free through our website. Simply login using your library card number and password (please ask at the library if you require a password).

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