The new Central Library on the corner of Gloucester Street and Cathedral Square is due to open in 2018.
- Watch the introductory video.
- See full size images of the new Central Library
- View webcam photos of work on new Central Library site
- View photos of construction on new Central Library site
Watch a time lapse video of the new Central Library building under construction.
The new Central Library will be a cultural hub for Christchurch and an important civic space that attracts people back into the central city.
- be the place to go to read, learn, study, swap ideas, do research, try new technology and socialise.
- offer easy access to lending and reference material, digital resources, and local, heritage and special collections.
- provide a wide range of programmes, events, exhibitions and experiences for all people of all ages and backgrounds.
- support the wider Christchurch library network of 19 community, mobile and digital libraries.
Read Christchurch City Council's information on the new Central Library rebuild.