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Libraries affected by COVID-19

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

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.

Meet Chloe Gong

May 26th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
An evening with Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights, and its sequel Our Violent Ends. Free.

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

Spotlight on: Treasure from the Archives

Jun 1st | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
See treasures from the library archives and get expert advice on how to preserve your family papers and photographs. Free, bookings required

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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