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Raising Sakinah | Finding Peace: Sat 25 March to Sun 21 May

An exhibition about transforming tragedy through creativity. This exhibition honours the Shuhada, those taken from us on March 15, 2019.

Easter hours 2023 - Friday 7 to Monday 10 April

Check our holiday hours over Easter, and explore more about the history and meaning of Easter.

Jobs - Current vacancies

Want to work with us? Find information about our vacancies and how to apply.

What's on: March, April, and May 2023

Find out what's happening in libraries this autumn. Brochures are in libraries, or check online.

Rangatahi - Teens

Rainbow Reads

Books for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

Te Ao Māori

Te Kāhui Ohua, part of a series

Te Kāhui Ohua is a casual, monthly reading group at Tūranga that celebrates the Ngā Pounamu Māori collection. All welcome!

Tamariki - Kids

School holidays

School holiday fun and learning. Bookings are open now for our bookable programmes, some are free. You can also drop in for free activities.

Local history

QUIZ: More parks and gardens

Christchurch isn't called the "Garden City" for nothing. Find out how much you know about our local parks and gardens with our 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

Arts and literature reading guide

Find fun reads that shed light on your favourite music, theatre or literature. Reads that inform and entertain just like great works of art.

Featured fiction

LGBTQIA+ reading guide

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


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