For sale

Library merchandise is available at our libraries - just ask at an information desk. We do not have online sales. We can accept EFT-POS and credit card payment.

  • Cloth carry bag - $4
  • Pens - $1
  • Earbuds - $2.50
  • 8GB USB drives - $11

See our FAQs about using USB drives to save your work.

Book covers and binding materials

Our Bindery offers a variety of services and products to the public.

Library stock sales

As well as our annual sale some of our libraries sell withdrawn stock throughout the year. Our 'book' sales include other withdrawn library items such as magazines, CDs etc.

Digital images

We can provide digital copies of many images from our images collection - use the form to request images.

Metrocards at Christchurch City Libraries

A Metrocard enables you to pay for bus travel in Christchurch. Find out about the Metrocard on the Metroinfo website. You can buy or top up a Metrocard at some of our libraries.

About the Metrocard

A card costs $5 and it can be topped up with minimum of $10 credit (or multiples of $10 such as $20, $30). You must show ID to buy a card. Accepted identifications are

  • Drivers license
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Cando Card
  • School identification with your name and date of birth on it.

Libraries cannot replace cards. You can only get a replacement card from the Metro Info Counter at the Bus Interchange, corner Lichfield St and Colombo St 7.30am - 6pm weekdays and 9am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday. All the places where you can purchase and top up your card.

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