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

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Together We Read: The Van Apfel Girls are Gone

The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean is the Together We Read title from OverDrive. Read the free eBook from Thursday 17 September to Thursday 1 October.

Tamariki - Kids

Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the September / October holidays. Some free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Rangatahi - Teens

Reviews for Young Adults - October 2020

Librarian picks of the best reads for teens - from new fantasy series to manga.

Local history

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2020

This year's Photo Hunt runs from Friday 18 September to Sunday 8 November. Submit your images of Christchurch online or at the library.

Te Ao Māori

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Tamariki - Kids

Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the September / October holidays. Some free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Rangatahi - Teens

Reviews for Young Adults - October 2020

Librarian picks of the best reads for teens - from new fantasy series to manga.

Local history

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2020

This year's Photo Hunt runs from Friday 18 September to Sunday 8 November. Submit your images of Christchurch online or at the library.

Te Ao Māori

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Join the library. It's free!

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 fiction

General fiction reading guide

Whether you prefer books that are lighthearted or serious, literary or more down to earth our reading guide can help you find your next read

New in...

New titles in different categories

Hot topics

Hot topics

2020 General Election

Find out about the 2020 General Election. You can cast an advance vote at some of our libraries (and at 3 on Election Day).

Tuvalu Language Week Vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu

Find resources on Tuvalu's language and culture.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Regular JP clinics at libraries are back at level 1!

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