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Tūranga, your central library, will be open on Show Day Friday 16 November from 10am to 5pm. All other libraries will be closed for the public holiday.

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New titles - November 2018 New titles - November 2018

Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.
Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.

Babytime and Storytime 2015 Babytime and Storytime 2015

Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions.
Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions.

Interview with Steph Matuku Interview with Steph Matuku

Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.
Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.

Join the library Join the library

Join online & start using library eResources straight away! Read newspapers & eBooks, browse mags, listen to eAudiobooks, & do research.
Join online & start using library eResources straight away! Read newspapers & eBooks, browse mags, listen to eAudiobooks, & do research.

Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby & Linwood Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby & Linwood

Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.
Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.

Help the Bookbots at Tūranga Help the Bookbots at Tūranga

Scan the Bookbot targets on each floor of Tūranga to interact with the Bookbots and help get the knowledge you need to fix their ship!
Scan the Bookbot targets on each floor of Tūranga to interact with the Bookbots and help get the knowledge you need to fix their ship!

Christchurch City Libraries for teens Christchurch City Libraries for teens

A guide to the library - from joining & membership, to study & eResources, & library events as well as finding your next great read.
A guide to the library - from joining & membership, to study & eResources, & library events as well as finding your next great read.

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.

Have we got your email? Have we got your email?

Please update your details via the online form or ask one of our friendly staff.
Please update your details via the online form or ask one of our friendly staff.

Zines Zines

Christchurch Zinefest was on Sunday 30 September. Read our page all about zines to find out more about the local scene.
Christchurch Zinefest was on Sunday 30 September. Read our page all about zines to find out more about the local scene.

Tūranga is open! Tūranga is open!

Tūranga, your new central library, is open.
Tūranga, your new central library, is open.

Top up your account online Top up your account online

Find out how to top up / add money to your library account.
Find out how to top up / add money to your library account.

Our Painted Stories Our Painted Stories

This exhibition explores local Canterbury settings in children’s books. Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.
This exhibition explores local Canterbury settings in children’s books. Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.

Anzac Day Library Hours Anzac Day Library Hours

Find out our opening hours around Anzac Day 2015 - Saturday 25 April and Monday 27 April.
Find out our opening hours around Anzac Day 2015 - Saturday 25 April and Monday 27 April.

Interview with Swapna Haddow Interview with Swapna Haddow

Awesome author for kids Swapna Haddow (of the 'Dave Pigeon' books fame) has moved to Chch. She answered our questions about life & writing.
Awesome author for kids Swapna Haddow (of the 'Dave Pigeon' books fame) has moved to Chch. She answered our questions about life & writing.

Horror fiction genre guide Horror fiction genre guide

Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres, horror authors to try, and other horrific resources.
Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres, horror authors to try, and other horrific resources.
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