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Libraries affected by COVID-19

Check for the latest information on changes in opening hours or closures.

Christmas and New Year holiday hours 2022 / 2023

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou. Check our hours and services over Christmas and New Year 2022 and 2023.

What's on: December 2022, January and February 2023

Find out what's happening in libraries this summer. Brochures are in libraries, or check online.

Armageddon Expo Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 Dec 2022 at Te Pae

Comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, manga, stars, cosplay ... We can help you get your costume sorted! The library will be there at Te Pae.

Local history

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2022 - The Winners

Thank you to those who contributed this year's Photo Hunt. We received some really impressive images. Here are the winners!

Tamariki - Kids

Best Books of 2022 for Kids & Teens

Our selectors pick the best reads of the year for tamariki and rangatahi.

Te Ao Māori

Rangahau-ā-Iwi: Taranaki

Dec 13th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interested in Iwi history and research? Come along to our Iwi Research event where the focus will be Taranaki Tūturu.

Rangatahi - Teens

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

Personal development reading guide

Want to lead a more healthy, sustainable life, or try new challenges and hobbies? Great reads to help you be your best self.

Featured fiction

Short stories reading guide

Looking for something you can read easily in a lunch break? Find short stories in a range of genres, hand-picked by librarians.


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