The Havelock North High School Library, with its facilities, resources, systems, services and staff, plays an essential role in the school. 


  • support and enrich the learning and teaching of students
  • provide material and promotion programmes to support the school’s literacy and reading programmes
  • foster a love of recreational reading as a life-long habit
  • aim to provide a collection which reflects the needs and interests of all members of our school community
  • fulfil our role as the primary gatekeeper to the information landscape by providing centralised, effective access to reputable information sources within and beyond the school
  • encourage our users’ confidence, independence, co-operation and enjoyment in using the resources most relevant to them
  • project ourselves as a welcoming environment in which students and staff may undertake successful resource-based learning and teaching
  • provide opportunities for students and staff to develop information skills using a wide range of resources, including information technologies
  • encourage all students to take responsibility for their library by providing training programmes and incentives for student librarians and helpers.