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 great motor manual collection, both in libraries or online. Look after the furry / feathered members of your household with great information on pets.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Content from home improvement magazines and books, with user-friendly “how-to” information covering most DIY projects.

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 at libraries.

Home & Living

Pets and other animals

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

Festivals, holidays, anniversaries, and special days

Annual festivals, holidays, anniversaries, and special days of the year in Christchurch.

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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