Holiday hours

Library locations and hours

2024 public holidays

Monday 1 January New Year's Day - all libraries closed
Tuesday 2 January Day after New Year's Day - all libraries closed
Tuesday 6 February Waitangi Day all libraries closed
Friday 29 March Good Friday all libraries closed
Monday 1 April Easter Monday Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm, all other libraries closed
Monday 25 April Anzac Day all libraries closed
Monday 3 June King's Birthday -Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm, all other libraries closed
Friday 28 June Matariki -Tūranga open from 10am to 5pm, all other libraries closed

Monday 28 October Labour Day
Friday 15 November Canterbury Anniversary Day (Show Day)
Wednesday 25 December Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December Boxing Day

2024 school holidays

from Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Term 1

Term starts between Monday 29 January (at the earliest) and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest) and ends Friday 12 April (90-102 half-days)*
Public holidays: Waitangi Day – Tuesday 6 February, Easter: Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Easter Tuesday 2 April (a school holiday)
School holidays: Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April, includes ANZAC Day – Thursday 25 April

Term 2

Term start and end dates: Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July (96 half days)
Public holidays: King’s Birthday – Monday 3 June, Matariki – Friday 28 June
School holidays: Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July

Term 3

Term start and end dates: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September (100 half days)
Public holidays: None
School holiday: Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October

Term 4

Term start and end dates: Starts Monday 14 October, ends no later than Friday 20 December (up to 98 half days)*
Public holidays: Labour Day – Monday 28 October
School holidays: 5 to 6 weeks (from school’s closing day until the opening date the following year) includes:

  • Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Thursday 26 December
  • New Year's Day – Wednesday 1 January 2025
  • Day after New Year's Day – Thursday 2 January 2025

* For primary, intermediate and special schools: or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for a minimum of 384 half days in 2024. For secondary and composite schools: or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half days in 2024.

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