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Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes (for tamariki under 2) & Wā Kōrero: Storytimes are back!

Rangatahi - Teens

Christchurch Pride 2021 - 5 March to 14 March

Events include Queens telling stories, Community Law sessions on LGBTQIA+ rights, & for teens - badge making, book club, & manga club.

Local history

Ancestry Library Edition

Free remotely until 30 June 2021. Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Te Ao Māori

He kitenga kanohi, he hokinga mahara, he koanga ngākau

A recent Australian study has highlighted a lack of diversity in picture books. Jemma looks at how New Zealand picture books measure up.

Tamariki - Kids

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes (for tamariki under 2) & Wā Kōrero: Storytimes are back!

Rangatahi - Teens

Christchurch Pride 2021 - 5 March to 14 March

Events include Queens telling stories, Community Law sessions on LGBTQIA+ rights, & for teens - badge making, book club, & manga club.

Local history

Ancestry Library Edition

Free remotely until 30 June 2021. Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Te Ao Māori

He kitenga kanohi, he hokinga mahara, he koanga ngākau

A recent Australian study has highlighted a lack of diversity in picture books. Jemma looks at how New Zealand picture books measure up.

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

New in...

New titles in different categories

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.

eResources

RBdigital Magazines have moved to OverDrive

OverDrive have bought RBdigital, Our RBdigital magazine collection has moved to Libby and OverDrive.

Lynda.com will become LinkedIn Learning for Libraries

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning, you can access all the same great content and more with your library card and pin.

Lingogo App

Use the Lingogo App to read & listen to stories in te reo Māori. Learn te reo Māori and tap the sentences to read the English translation.

Recommended

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

Featured non-fiction

World and travel reading guide

Be transported. Find reads that take you to exotic cities, feast on the foods of a foreign culture, or be inspired by real life adventurers.

Featured fiction

LGBTQIA+ reading guide

Read the rainbow with fiction, biographies, and graphic novels.

Newsletters

Sign up to get email updates about new books & more.

Hot topics

Hot topics

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are back at our libraries.

Scan in at the Library

Visiting the library? Make sure you scan in. We have QR codes on display at all our facilities.

Seaweek

Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Head along to special Seaweek themed storytimes.
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