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Lyttelton Library closing for improvements 19 Feb to 12 Mar

Lyttelton Library is closing for improvements. The Library will close at 1pm Sat 18 Feb and is scheduled to reopen at 10am Mon 13 Mar 2023.

Tūhura Tuarangi - Aotearoa in Space

Feb 11th | 9:00am - Feb 26th | 8:00pm
Space science showcase from Tūhura Otago Museum team. Hands-on activities and VR experiences. Discover space technology, careers, & research

Humans of Christchurch Ōtautahi Exhibition (until 12 March)

A collection of stories & photos celebrating everyday heroes will be on display at Tūranga’s Te Pito Huarewa Southbase Gallery this summer.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are in regular attendance at some of our libraries. Find out where and when.

Te Ao Māori

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi

An agreement made between Māori and the British Crown in 1840, it is New Zealand’s founding document. Read our backgrounder to the Treaty.

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.

Rangatahi - Teens

Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.

Local history

QUIZ: Food and drink

From flour mills to pavlovas, and cookbooks to whitebait - whet your appetite for local food knowledge with our online quiz.

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



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

Romance fiction reading guide

Like your Romance fiction modern or historical, rural or fantastical, restrained or raunchy? Our guide can help you find 'The One'.


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