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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 cage

by Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones's fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we're able to justify brutality.

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Coming home to Island House

by Erica James
An enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

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by Brandon Sanderson
Humanity faces a new desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe whose numbers are as great as their thirst for vengeance.

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Redemption point

by Candice Fox
A new compulsive thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner - this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting..

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The red dirt road

by Alissa Callen
A moving rural love story about two people who, in the face of life's tragedies, realise the strength they have within themselves and that they could be even stronger together.

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by James Lee Burke
After a heavy night, Robicheaux wakes to find his hands cut and bruised. He has no idea where he's been or what he's done, when another cop tells him his beloved wife has been murdered...

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