Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi.
Our library network has 20 libraries around Ōtautahi Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Te Pataka o Rakaihautū. We have a Mobile library service Waka Hau-kōrero and a contact centre Fingertip Library. The Digital Library is your access point to information, reading recommendations, local history, Māori resources, and collections including eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, magazines, comics, online courses, and encyclopaedias.
Our purpose statement:
Connecting people, inspiring discovery, enriching communities.
Christchurch City Libraries actively practices biculturalism and supports diversity and aims to be representative of all our Christchurch communities.
Our library factsheet page gives a snapshot of the organisation.
Browse a brief history of the library as well as pages on employment, policies and strategy.
Christchurch City Libraries celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009.
Information on using the library
- Services, locations and hours
- Borrowing and returning and library membership
- What’s on
- Exploring the digital library
Searching our collection
Contact us for help
- Live online chat
- Phone 03 941 7923
- Or contact us online or email us.
- Enter one of our competitions