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Libraries affected by COVID-19

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

What's on: June, July, and August 2022

Find out what's happening in libraries this winter (June, July, and August 2022).

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes (for tamariki under 2) & Wā Kōrero: Storytimes (for over 2s) are back in libraries.

Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa NZ Music Month 2022 - Ōtautahi

Get your NZ Music Month on! Explore what's on in Ōtautahi and in libraries.

Tamariki - Kids

After School Activity Zones and Bookable Programmes

Join us for after school fun and learning. Join one of our Bookable Programmes or drop in to a free activity zone.

Te Ao Māori

Hongi - Te Ao Hou: A moment in time

Our exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the iconic magazine. In this phase it looks at moments of discussion and formal gathering.

Rangatahi - Teens

CCL YA Network Recommendations

What the Christchurch City Libraries' Young Adults Network staff have been enjoying recently.

Local history

Heritage Highlights: As Far As the Eye Can See!

Jun 28th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join our Local History Librarian for a talk about E Wheeler & Son’s 1881 panorama photographs of Christchurch as seen on Canterbury Stories.

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

Library From Home

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

Featured 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.

Featured fiction

Fantasy fiction reading guide

Find Fantasy authors you might like to try and reading lists for a range of Fantasy sub-genres including Epic, Grimdark, and Urban Fantasy.


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