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Browse our latest titles: Audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, children, fiction, large print, non-fiction, young adults.

Ian Rankin, Anne Enright, Ivan Coyote...

& Stella Duffy, James Gleick and A.N. Wilson - WORD Christchurch with Auckland Writers Festival brings top writers to Christchurch in May.

OverDrive Big Library Read

Art of the Pie by pie-guru Kate McDermott is this month’s Big Library Read (March 16-30) on OverDrive - unlimited eBook downloads!

uncover - huraina

The latest issue of uncover - huraina is out. Explore the resources, content, events, programmes and people of Christchurch City Libraries.

Sick leave and a personality change

Roberta gets into some reading while in the grips of a lurgy and is surprised to find it's the bloodthirsty titles that make her feel better

Kids
eResources
OverDrive Big Library Read OverDrive Big Library Read
By Simoneccl
Art of the Pie by pie-guru Kate McDermott is this month’s Big Library Read (March 16-30) on OverDrive - unlimited eBook downloads!
Art of the Pie by pie-guru Kate McDermott is this month’s Big Library Read (March 16-30) on OverDrive - unlimited eBook downloads!
New magazine and eMagazine titles New magazine and eMagazine titles
By Hayesj
Explore a selection of fresh new magazines and eMagazines at Christchurch City Libraries.
Explore a selection of fresh new magazines and eMagazines at Christchurch City Libraries.
Mango Languages Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.
Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.
NZSO Mozart & Beethoven concert winners NZSO Mozart & Beethoven concert winners
By Moata
We ran a competition to win a double pass to the NZSO. Listen to the pieces featured in the concert online with Classical Music Library.
We ran a competition to win a double pass to the NZSO. Listen to the pieces featured in the concert online with Classical Music Library.
eResources Discovery Search (eDS) eResources Discovery Search (eDS)
Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.
Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.
Community
Bishopdale 2017 - The Christchurch Docum… Bishopdale 2017 - The Christchurch Docum…
By Donna R
Become part of the Christchurch Documentary Project - School of Fine Arts photographers are taking photos of Bishopdale people & places.
Become part of the Christchurch Documentary Project - School of Fine Arts photographers are taking photos of Bishopdale people & places.
Easter 2017 Easter 2017
Libraries are closed Good Fri 14 Apr & Mon 17 Apr. Libraries are open normal hrs Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 Apr (except Linwood is closed Sun)
Libraries are closed Good Fri 14 Apr & Mon 17 Apr. Libraries are open normal hrs Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 Apr (except Linwood is closed Sun)
Lyttelton Library and Customer Services Lyttelton Library and Customer Services
Kia ora - you are welcome to visit Lyttelton Library and Customer Services. It has reopened at 18 Canterbury Street.
Kia ora - you are welcome to visit Lyttelton Library and Customer Services. It has reopened at 18 Canterbury Street.
Trans-women
recommended by AliReads
Stories, true and fictional, featuring trans-women. A list created for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Stories, true and fictional, featuring trans-women. A list created for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Edge of the East Edge of the East
The Edge of the East Exhibition is on now at New Brighton Library. Janneth, Tegan, & Rachel photographed Christchurch seaside communities.
The Edge of the East Exhibition is on now at New Brighton Library. Janneth, Tegan, & Rachel photographed Christchurch seaside communities.
Local History
Opening of the Harbour Light Theatre Opening of the Harbour Light Theatre
By Karengccl
100 years ago the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton opened. Find out more about this lost Christchurch icon.
100 years ago the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton opened. Find out more about this lost Christchurch icon.
Cafe Continental: Picturing Canterbury Cafe Continental: Picturing Canterbury
By Simonccl
Cafe Continental, Sumner, N.Z. ca. 1900s. From online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Cafe Continental, Sumner, N.Z. ca. 1900s. From online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Finding your First World War soldier Finding your First World War soldier
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury
By Simonccl
One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919.
One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919.
Yours truly, Cecil Yours truly, Cecil
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Māori
Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Recommended reading: Te Matatini
recommended by ChristchurchLib
Te Matatini is the biennial national kapa haka event. We list kapa haka resources.
Te Matatini is the biennial national kapa haka event. We list kapa haka resources.
Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Māori performing arts and Te Matatini Māori performing arts and Te Matatini
By Cclstaff
It's one of the biggest events on the National Māori calendar. Learn more about Te Matatini.
It's one of the biggest events on the National Māori calendar. Learn more about Te Matatini.
Wai 262 Resources
recommended by ChristchurchLib
Learn about Wai 262, the Treaty claim otherwise known as the indigenous flora & fauna claim or Māori cultural intellectual property claim.
Learn about Wai 262, the Treaty claim otherwise known as the indigenous flora & fauna claim or Māori cultural intellectual property claim.
Teens
Hillmorton High: Book Reviews Hillmorton High: Book Reviews
By Ccleditor
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ book reviews.
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ book reviews.
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
By Nameetaw
The author of 'Not if I see you first' tackles mental health and trauma in his new novel.
The author of 'Not if I see you first' tackles mental health and trauma in his new novel.
Archie and Riverdale
recommended by Donna_R
Old Archie and new Archie - now that tv show Riverdale is hitting your screens, check out the reboots , and old comics about Archie & crew.
Old Archie and new Archie - now that tv show Riverdale is hitting your screens, check out the reboots , and old comics about Archie & crew.
Caraval: Magical fantasy Caraval: Magical fantasy
By Moata
Magic, fantasy, mystery and romance combine in Stephanie Garber's debut novel.
Magic, fantasy, mystery and romance combine in Stephanie Garber's debut novel.
Favourite Books for Yr 7 & 8s
recommended by KateCCL
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8 students.
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8 students.
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