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Libraries are open: Orange (COVID-19 Protection Framework)

Information on how libraries are operating at Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework

Lunar New Year 2022 - Year of the Tiger

Join us for music, performances, stories, after school fun, and more as we celebrate Lunar New Year from 27 January to 15 February.

Jobs - Current vacancies

Want to work with us? Find information about our current vacancies and how to apply.

Ready Reads - Click and Collect

Some of our libraries are trialling a service where you can click and collect library items. You can fill out a form to request 5 books.

Tamariki - Kids

Celebrate International LEGO Day & Brick your Book

Enter the Brick your Book comp Fri 21 Jan to Mon 31 Jan 2022. Come along to mini library Imagination Stations, & the big one at Tūranga.

Te Ao Māori

Whakaata mai te Kūkūwai - Reflections from the Wetlands

Whakaata mai te Kūkūwai – Reflections from the Wetlands exhibition is on at Te Pito Huarewa / Southbase Gallery, Tūranga until 7 Feb 2022.

Rangatahi - Teens

Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.

Local history

Rangahau a Iwi - Iwi Research (Ngāi Tahu)

Jan 20th | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Have Ngāi Tahu whakapapa or history you want to explore? Our Pou Kohingahinga Māori will be on hand to help with this kind of research.

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



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

Featured non-fiction

True crime reading guide

Truth can be stranger than fiction and just as gripping - read tales of murder, investigations, trials, and the wrongfully imprisoned.

Featured fiction

Adventure fiction reading guide

Go on a mission full of suspense and action, loaded with obstacles and dangers - our guide will help you find your next adventure read.


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