Kia ora. Take a look at your New Central Library / Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi.
All our libraries are closed on Good Friday (3 April) and Easter Monday (6 April), with usual hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre - The new library, pool and community facility currently under construction in Halswell.
Visit CINCH, a one-stop online community directory with thousands of community organisations, clubs and continuing education providers.
Find out about library services and resources for older adults.
Explore all the stuff that has arrived in our libraries this month.
It is time for you to have your say on the future of Victoria Square.
Join the library - it is free and opens up a world of learning and fun.
Browse our selection of email newsletters - from Armchair Travel to Thrillers and Suspense.
Please update your details with our online form or ask one of our friendly staff.
Join this event that gives all library members unlimited simultaneous access to Shakespeare Saved My Life between March 17 - 31.
Access to the Lynda.com video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills.
Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects and including popular NZ titles.
Make learning effective and fun with these e-resources for kids.
Explore our complete list of eResources.
Explore our holiday programmes for the upcoming school holidays.
Find out what's on in Christchurch for kids this school holidays.
Book a session at a library - your child can read to a furry friend and have fun while improving their reading skills.
Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions which restart on Monday 9 February.
Help for kids to get their homework done.
WORD Christchurch - in association with Auckland Writers Festival - is bringing 6 top authors to town for its Autumn Season 13 to 17 May.
Oi You presents Spectrum Street Art Festival in Christchurch. Explore our street art resources, with a focus on the local.
A report on How to be a feminist panel, International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March. Presented by WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts.
Discover the origins of our Christchurch street and place names.
Authors with a Canterbury connection.
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We can answer your questions and help you find what you need - chat online with a librarian now.
Christchurch City Libraries connects you with Auckland Writers Festival held from 13 to 17 May at the Aotea Centre.
We love picking Freegal tracks each week - free MP3 downloads for your listening pleasure!
True stories: from adventure to crime, travel to the environment, history to art, science to memoirs.
Explore the best in fiction and non-fiction. We list the winners and nominees for a range of book prizes and awards.
Visit the Christchurch City Council civic offices to see this fascinating collection of clothing, badges, and army kit items.
Find out more about the First World War - Librarian Kat Moody interviews Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum.
This resource aims to raise awareness of the impacts and causes of the First World War. It is focused on Canterbury's involvement.
Explore our resources on the First World War as New Zealand commemorates WW100 - the First World War centenary.
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Find out about the winning kapa haka teams from Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival.
Lots of people were wowed by Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. Find out more about kapa haka.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Masha's journey from Slovenian, to English, to Te Reo Māori.
Come and discover Te Whata Raki. Learn about some traditional stories, told through waiata, pictures and other web resources.
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