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Our friendly FingerTip Library team is available 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday to answer your library questions and help you to access our online resources. Call 03 941 7923 or live chat at LiveOnline.

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.

Let's get busy - Busy Things

Keep kids busy with Busy Things is quirky, fun and educational, and there is something for ages 3-11, maths, music, art and more.

Tamariki - Kids

School holidays July 2020

KidsFest events are mostly booked, but there are drop-in events and activities at libraries for tamariki this July.

Rangatahi - Teens

Anti-Racist Non-fiction for Teens

Read some practical, eye-opening non-fiction books about racism, injustice, and how you can fight for an actively anti-racist world.

Local history

The Samuel Anstey Collection - Canterbury Stories

Images of the early 1900s from the Samuel Anstey collection are now in focus on digital heritage site Canterbury Stories.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki 2020: Crafts, stories, and more

This year, to help everyone prepare for their Matariki celebrations we've created digital storytimes, make sheets, and craft resources.

Tamariki - Kids

School holidays July 2020

KidsFest events are mostly booked, but there are drop-in events and activities at libraries for tamariki this July.

Rangatahi - Teens

Anti-Racist Non-fiction for Teens

Read some practical, eye-opening non-fiction books about racism, injustice, and how you can fight for an actively anti-racist world.

Local history

The Samuel Anstey Collection - Canterbury Stories

Images of the early 1900s from the Samuel Anstey collection are now in focus on digital heritage site Canterbury Stories.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki 2020: Crafts, stories, and more

This year, to help everyone prepare for their Matariki celebrations we've created digital storytimes, make sheets, and craft resources.

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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: Science fiction

Science fiction reading guide

Gazing toward the stars? If you like stories set on alien worlds, inter-species politics, and space travel try our science fiction guide.

New titles

Hot topics

Ancestry Library Edition

Free remotely until 31 July. Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Our regular JP clinics at libraries are back! (Bishopdale is back on 1 July and Shirley on 7 July)

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