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Holiday hours

Christmas and New Year holiday hours 2023 / 2024

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou. Check our hours and services over Christmas and New Year 2023 / 2024.

Rangatahi - Teens

Sanctuary Exhibition: Ōtautahi Creative Spaces at Tūranga, part of a series

Amplifying the voices of rangatahi artists, Sanctuary explores the power of creativity for wellbeing, set within a cosy living room space.

Tamariki - Kids

Best of 2023 for Kids and Teens

Our selectors choose the best new titles for tamariki and rangatahi for 2023. Find books that excite, enthuse, enthral and inform.

Local history

QUIZ: The Twelve (slightly tenuous) Days of Christmas

Work your way through the 12 local history questions of this quiz loosely based on the famous Christmas song.

Te Ao Māori

Whakanuia Kirihimete: Celebrating Christmas

Dec 15th | 11:15am - Dec 21st | 2:30pm
Various locations
Join Māori & Multicultural Library Services for Christmas card making and Pasifika decorations.


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For Readers

Best of 2023

Best of 2023

What reads, watches & listens have you enjoyed this year? Find out what staff and customers loved in 2023 - have your say and win prizes!

New Titles

New Titles

Explore the latest eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, & stuff for kids and teens.

Reading recommendations - 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.

Reading recommendations - Non-fiction

Popular science reading guide

Popular science takes science and makes it engaging and interesting to read. We recommend some great popular science titles and authors.

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

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