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eResources

The library subscribes to eResources so that you can access them for free. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

eAudiobook Book Clubs

Read Local: Great New Zealand eBooks from Wheelers

Thinking about what to read over the summer? Read local with New Zealand eBooks on Wheelers ePlatform.

Bookworms Book Club: The Snow Sister

Bookworms Book Club, uLibrary's kids bookclub for young listeners has a great new eAudiobook for December, The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll.

Talking Books Book Club: The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly

Talking Books Book Club from uLibrary has a great eAudiobook for December, The Christmas Egg: A seasonal mystery by Mary Kelly.

Tamariki - Kids

Best Books of 2020 for Kids & Teens

Our selectors recommend the best books of 2020 for tamariki and rangatahi.

Rangatahi - Teens

NCEA Study Hall

Mon 16 Nov to Tues 8 Dec
Tūranga & Matuku Takotako: Sumner
Are you looking for a place to study for the 2020 NCEA exams? Check the spaces in Tūranga & Sumner for you to study, discuss, and prepare.

Local history

Photo Hunt 2020 - Encounter our Stories: The Winning Entries

Have a look at the winners of the 2020 Photo Hunt.

Te Ao Māori

Ngā Pakiwaitara - Bilingual Storytimes

Tuesdays, 10.30am
An interactive programme including stories and cool Māori waiata/songs. No bookings required. Nau mai, tauti mai.

Tamariki - Kids

Best Books of 2020 for Kids & Teens

Our selectors recommend the best books of 2020 for tamariki and rangatahi.

Rangatahi - Teens

NCEA Study Hall

Mon 16 Nov to Tues 8 Dec
Tūranga & Matuku Takotako: Sumner
Are you looking for a place to study for the 2020 NCEA exams? Check the spaces in Tūranga & Sumner for you to study, discuss, and prepare.

Local history

Photo Hunt 2020 - Encounter our Stories: The Winning Entries

Have a look at the winners of the 2020 Photo Hunt.

Te Ao Māori

Ngā Pakiwaitara - Bilingual Storytimes

Tuesdays, 10.30am
An interactive programme including stories and cool Māori waiata/songs. No bookings required. Nau mai, tauti mai.

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Recommended

Explore our recommended reading in fiction and non-fiction: literary prizes, WORD Christchurch literary events, new titles, booklists, and more.

Featured fiction

Historical fiction reading guide

Recommended titles and authors for readers who love royal intrigue, fans of sagas, or those gripped by the action in historical adventure.

New in...

New titles in different categories

Hot topics

Hot topics

Win 2 tickets for the panto Cinderella on Thurs 17 Dec

Cinderella the Panto comes to life for Christmas. Win 2 tickets to this show at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Enter by Sat 5 Dec.

Pop Up Penguins

#PopUpPenguins are in Christchurch! We are happy to host penguins at Tūranga and other libraries.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Regular JP clinics at libraries are back at level 1!

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