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

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Together We Read: The Van Apfel Girls are Gone

The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean is the Together We Read title from OverDrive. Read the free eBook from Thursday 17 September to Thursday 1 October.

Tamariki - Kids

Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the September / October holidays. Some free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Rangatahi - Teens

Make a Functional Foldable Phone Stand

School holidays - October 2020
Various libraries
Tik Tok time to rock! Come along this school holidays and create a sturdy stand for your phone. Free, no bookings required.

Local history

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2020

This year's Photo Hunt runs from Friday 18 September to Sunday 8 November. Submit your images of Christchurch online or at the library.

Te Ao Māori

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Tamariki - Kids

Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the September / October holidays. Some free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Rangatahi - Teens

Make a Functional Foldable Phone Stand

School holidays - October 2020
Various libraries
Tik Tok time to rock! Come along this school holidays and create a sturdy stand for your phone. Free, no bookings required.

Local history

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2020

This year's Photo Hunt runs from Friday 18 September to Sunday 8 November. Submit your images of Christchurch online or at the library.

Te Ao Māori

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Join the library. It's free!

Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi - join online now.

Recommended

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

Featured fiction

General fiction reading guide

Whether you prefer books that are lighthearted or serious, literary or more down to earth our reading guide can help you find your next read

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Get into Zines this September!

Ōtauthai Zinefest is happening this year on Saturday 26 September at Tūranga and join zine workshops in September.

WORD Christchurch Spring Festival - 28 Oct to 1 Nov 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is bringing you literature, ideas, & entertainment. Some events are free!

New Zealand Sign Language Week

Find resources and events celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week.

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