About Central Library Peterborough

This temporary library will be superceded by a new Central Library in 2018.


Our collection includes more than 80,000 items including:

World languages collectionPolish language collection launch

The languages available are Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Some children’s material is available in these languages. In addition there are small collections of children's material in Bengali, Finnish, Greek, Latin, Punjabi, Slovenian and Somali.

There is also a small selection of magazines in the following languages - Afrikaans, Chinese, French, GermanHindi, Italian, Japanese and Russian.


Computers & internet access



Check Metro bus information for buses in the area.

Parking outside the library is available for library customers, including disabled access.

Please check Transport for Christchurch for the best access routes as there are considerable roadworks in the central business district.



Richard Killeen's art on Central Library Peterborough

Richard Killeen: The inner binding is a Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces project in association with Christchurch City Libraries. This art work decorates the windows of Central Library Peterborough.