Home and living

Home & Living

Find the information to help you improve your home and garden.
Get the latest recipes from our huge recipe book collection or the latest magazines.
Do you want to tinker on your car? We have a motor manual collection, both in libraries or online.
Look after the furry / feathered members of your household with information on pets.

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Unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft video classes.

Home & Living


Christchurch has long been called the ‘Garden City’. Explore our gardening and garden-related information and resources.

Food and drink

Resources for cooks, bakers, and brewers. All kinds of kai, cookbooks, and more.


We have knitting and crocheting books and resources for beginners and experts.

Sustainable living

Find out about sustainable living events, activities and resources.

Home & Living

Crafts and Collecting

Explore resources to improve your craft skills. If you enjoy collecting, we have guidebooks, catalogues and online resources to help.

Pets and other animals

Information about some of New Zealand's most popular pets and resources about owning pets.

Motor Manuals

Repair manuals for cars, motorcycles, outboard motors and other engines.

Carter's Price Guide to Antiques

Prices of antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design.
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