Skip to Search Skip to Content

Reduced library services this week 5 to 9 Dec. Find out how this might affect you.

close
Community

Reduced library services 5-9 Dec

Christchurch City Libraries will have reduced services this week from Monday 5 December 8pm until midday Friday 9 December. Find out more.

Images of Christmas: Then and Now

Christmas celebrations have changed over the years. Browse our photos of Christmas in different eras.

Christchurch Photo Hunt: The winners

The best entries in our annual heritage photo competition as decided by the judges.

Christmas & New Year hours 2016/17

Here's our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Edge of the East

Janneth, Tegan, & Rachel from Uni of Canterbury School of Fine Arts photographed the Edge of the East - Christchurch seaside communities.

Recommended
Kids
Summertime Reading Club Summertime Reading Club
Our annual Summertime Reading Club for kids between 5 and 13 years old. The competition starts Friday 16 Dec 2016 & goes until 31 Jan 2017.
Our annual Summertime Reading Club for kids between 5 and 13 years old. The competition starts Friday 16 Dec 2016 & goes until 31 Jan 2017.
Christmas Picture Books

recommended by ChristchurchKids

Christmas-themed picture books published in 2016, including New Zealand titles. Flip-the-flaps, funny books and more.
Christmas-themed picture books published in 2016, including New Zealand titles. Flip-the-flaps, funny books and more.
Christmas Children's Non-Fiction 2016

recommended by ChristchurchKids

Non-fiction Christmas-themed books published in 2016, including crafts, jokes, religion and more.
Non-fiction Christmas-themed books published in 2016, including crafts, jokes, religion and more.
Holiday reading 2016 Holiday reading 2016
It's time for our annual selection of great new titles for kids and young adults. If you are looking for holiday reading, here's where to go…
It's time for our annual selection of great new titles for kids and young adults. If you are looking for holiday reading, here's where to go…
Design a Christmas Card Design a Christmas Card
Dec 13th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Come join us at Shirley Library for our Christmas card making event with 3D printed stencils.
Come join us at Shirley Library for our Christmas card making event with 3D printed stencils.
E-Resources
Your library 24/7 Your library 24/7
Read, enjoy and travel. Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go!
Read, enjoy and travel. Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go!
Zinio for Libraries Zinio for Libraries
Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects and including popular NZ titles.
Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects and including popular NZ titles.
Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete
By Cclstaff
Don't ask Dr Google... consult this health focused resource for information that is accurate and up to date.
Don't ask Dr Google... consult this health focused resource for information that is accurate and up to date.
PressReader PressReader
Large digital newspaper & magazine library. Full-page replicas of current print editions, incl editorial content, graphics & advertising.
Large digital newspaper & magazine library. Full-page replicas of current print editions, incl editorial content, graphics & advertising.
BorrowBox BorrowBox
BorrowBox is an eAudiobook platform - download top NZ, Australian, and international fiction and non-fiction titles. Listen in!
BorrowBox is an eAudiobook platform - download top NZ, Australian, and international fiction and non-fiction titles. Listen in!
Teens
Best of 2016: Young Adult

recommended by ChristchurchKids

Here's our selection of books for teens to excite, enthuse, enthral and inform.
Here's our selection of books for teens to excite, enthuse, enthral and inform.
Five Comics You Should Read (Dec 2016)

recommended by ma1co1m

The pick of the comics Malcolm's read in the past few weeks.
The pick of the comics Malcolm's read in the past few weeks.
NCEA and exam resources NCEA and exam resources
Take the stress out of study with our exam preparation resources and NCEA subject guides.
Take the stress out of study with our exam preparation resources and NCEA subject guides.
Spontaneous - growing up and blowing up Spontaneous - growing up and blowing up
By Angelabccl
This darkly humorous novel by Aaron Starmer asks - what if we lived in a world where random teenagers spontaneously explode?
This darkly humorous novel by Aaron Starmer asks - what if we lived in a world where random teenagers spontaneously explode?
Dr G Dr G
Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.
Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.
Māori
Prisoners from Parihaka in Christchurch Prisoners from Parihaka in Christchurch
By Moata
After the invasion of Parihaka, 5 November 1881, Māori leaders Te Whiti and Tohu were imprisoned in Addington Gaol.
After the invasion of Parihaka, 5 November 1881, Māori leaders Te Whiti and Tohu were imprisoned in Addington Gaol.
Parihaka - Christchurch City Libraries

recommended by ChristchurchLib

A collection of resources exploring the Crown's invasion of Parihaka Pā, a non-violent settlement in Taranaki, on 5th of November 1881.
A collection of resources exploring the Crown's invasion of Parihaka Pā, a non-violent settlement in Taranaki, on 5th of November 1881.
Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards 2016

recommended by ChristchurchLib

Winners have been announced in the annual celebration of excellence in Māori writing and publishing.
Winners have been announced in the annual celebration of excellence in Māori writing and publishing.
Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
WW100
Remembering the Somme Remembering the Somme
By Alireadsccl
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
A disastrous day, The Somme A disastrous day, The Somme
By Katccl
The Battle of The Somme began 100 years ago. The first day of the battle, 1 July, was utterly disastrous with staggering losses.
The Battle of The Somme began 100 years ago. The first day of the battle, 1 July, was utterly disastrous with staggering losses.
Anthony Wilding, killed in action Anthony Wilding, killed in action
By Cccrose
Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.
Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.
The stories behind the letters The stories behind the letters
By Ccleditor
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
Back to Top