Holiday hours

2022 Public Holidays

from Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa New Zealand Government

Library locations and hours

Easter

Please note: Library hours may also be affected due to Covid. Check for updates.

  • Good Friday 15 April - all libraries closed
  • Saturday 16 April - libraries open usual hours 
  • Easter Sunday 17 April - libraries open usual hours except Linwood Library at Eastgate which is closed as the mall is closed
  • Easter Monday 18 April - all libraries closed, Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm

Red Cafe at Upper Riccarton Library is closed from Friday 15 to Monday 18 April, reopening on Tuesday 19 April.

Anzac Day

Monday 25 April - all libraries closed

Queen's Birthday

Monday 6 June - all libraries closed, Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm

Matariki

Friday 24 June - all libraries closed

Labour Day

 Monday 24 October - all libraries closed, Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm

Canterbury Anniversary Day

Friday 11 November - all libraries closed, Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm

Christmas

  • Christmas Day Sunday 25 December - all libraries closed
  • Boxing Day Monday 26 December - all libraries closed
  • Christmas Day (observed) Tuesday 27 December - all libraries closed

2022 School Holidays

from Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

TERM 1

Starts between Monday 31 January (at the earliest); and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest), and ends Thursday 14 April (96-106 half-days)
Public holidays Waitangi Day (observed) - Monday 7 February, and Easter: Good Friday – 15 April
School holidays Saturday 16 April to Sunday 1 May (includes Easter Monday – 18 April, Easter Tuesday – 19 April (a school holiday), and Anzac Day – Monday 25 April)

TERM 2

Term start and end dates Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July (96 half-days)
Public holidays Queen’s Birthday – Monday 6 June, Matariki - Friday 24 June
School holidays Saturday 9 July to Sunday 24 July

TERM 3

Term start and end dates Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September (100 half-days)
School holidays Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October

TERM 4

Term start and end dates Starts Monday 17 October, and ends no later than Tuesday 20 December (92 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 24 October, Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December, Boxing Day – Monday 26 December, and New Year's Day – Sunday 1 January 2023

* For primary, intermediate and special schools: or to a day in December that ensures that the school has been open for instruction for a minimum of 384 half-days in 2022. For secondary and composite schools: or to a day in December that ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 378 half-days in 2022.

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