There will be an upgrade of our website 6am Thurs 12 Dec. For approx 2 hours, you will not be able to access the website. The library catalogue will still be accessible.

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Summertime Reading Challenge Summertime Reading Challenge

Win prizes from PBTech, TSB, Riverside Market, Foundation Cafe, and Wheelers in the Summertime Reading Challenge!
Win prizes from PBTech, TSB, Riverside Market, Foundation Cafe, and Wheelers in the Summertime Reading Challenge!

Holiday reading - Best books of 2019 Holiday reading - Best books of 2019

The best books of the year! Our librarians pick the cream of the crop for kids and teens, in a wide range of topics and styles. Enjoy!
The best books of the year! Our librarians pick the cream of the crop for kids and teens, in a wide range of topics and styles. Enjoy!

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.

Best of 2019 Best of 2019

What books, movies, and music have you enjoyed this year? See what library staff loved and have your say!
What books, movies, and music have you enjoyed this year? See what library staff loved and have your say!

New titles - December 2019 New titles - December 2019

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.

1918: Influenza epidemic 1918: Influenza epidemic

In November 1918 Christchurch was affected by the influenza pandemic sweeping the world - 462 (out of a population of 92,773) people died.
In November 1918 Christchurch was affected by the influenza pandemic sweeping the world - 462 (out of a population of 92,773) people died.

Gingerbread House Family Challenge Gingerbread House Family Challenge

Congratulations to our winners who get a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal
Congratulations to our winners who get a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal

Life in Christchurch survey Life in Christchurch survey

The Council wants to know about your experience of living in your local neighbourhood, and how we can better support communities.
The Council wants to know about your experience of living in your local neighbourhood, and how we can better support communities.

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.

Website update Thursday 12 December Website update Thursday 12 December

We are launching an upgrade to our website on Thursday 12 December. Find out more, and vote for your fave new homepage.
We are launching an upgrade to our website on Thursday 12 December. Find out more, and vote for your fave new homepage.

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.

Pike River mine disaster Pike River mine disaster

On 19 November 2010 there was an explosion in the Pike River Mine. Twenty nine miners died in the mine.
On 19 November 2010 there was an explosion in the Pike River Mine. Twenty nine miners died in the mine.

Pikihuia Award winners Pikihuia Award winners

The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.
The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.

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.

Mount Erebus air disaster Mount Erebus air disaster

On 28 November 1979, Air NZ Flight TE901 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus - the worst civilian disaster in New Zealand’s history.
On 28 November 1979, Air NZ Flight TE901 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus - the worst civilian disaster in New Zealand’s history.
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