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Join the Library

Join the library today – it’s free!

Your membership offers you free access to our exciting resources  – become a member today.

What you get for your membership:

At the Library

New Titles and Selector Picks

Selectors pick hot new books. Plus explore the latest eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, & stuff for kids and teens.

Movies, Documentaries and TV: Streaming Video

Take your pick from over 10,000 films for movie night. Action movies, indie documentaries, or binge-worthy dramas - stream them for free!

Auahatanga - Creative Spaces

There is amazing technology at Christchurch City Libraries. Find out about each piece of gear, where you can find it, & how you can use it.

Sign-up online

Membership is available online and enables you to access eBooks, aAudio, eMagazines and eResources immediately. This membership is valid for three months. To extend your membership beyond this period and/or borrow physical items you must provide proof of address and ID and convert to a full membership at any Christchurch city library. If you can't visit the library to change your temporary membership to full membership, contact the library by ringing 941-7923 or emailing

More about joining the library

If you do not live or pay rates within the Christchurch City Council area you can join as a subscription member.

To join the library you need:

  • Identification: either your passport or two (2) other forms of ID, preferably one with a photo-ID. If a child is joining, it is the parent / legal guardian that requires the ID.
  • Proof of address (no more than 30 days old). This can be a letter from your bank, school, power or telephone company. Digital versions of these documents are also acceptable. If you do not have proof of address you can borrow 2 items. To continue your membership you must provide proof of address within 3 months. If a child is joining, it is the parent / legal guardian that requires the proof of address.

Te Reo Māori

  • E taea ai te tono kia Noho Mema, me mātua tuku mai e koe ngā momo tautohu e whai ake nei:
    • he taunakitanga tuakiri (he uruuru whenua, ētahi atu momo tautohutanga e rua rānei, ā, me ID whai whakaahua tētahi)
    • he taunakitanga kāinga noho (pūkete hiko, pūkete waea, pēke rānei, he tauākī kia kaua e piki ake i te 30 ngā rā te tawhito).
    • Tērā pea ka rerekē haere ēnei Here o te Noho Mema. Ka whakaaturia ngā Here hou i te paetukutuku o te Whare Pukapuka. Ka kīia kua whakamōhiotia koe mō ēnā rerekētanga, ka whakaae hoki koe kia herea koe e ngā Here hou, i a koe e noho mema ana.



Chinese – Simplified

身份证明 您的护照

如果借用 30 项以上物品或图书我们需要你提供地址证明
现住地址(30 天以内), 这个地址证明可以是由您的银行、学校、电力或电话公司的一封信 件。如果您没有地址证明您只能借阅用两项书籍。

Chinese – Traditional

身份証明 本人護照

需要 借閱 30 項以上物品或書籍我們需要你提供証明地址
現住地址(30 天以 內)證明,這個地址地址可以是由您的銀行、學校、電力公司或電話公 司寄給您的信件。



必要な ID: パスポート

30 冊まで貸出し可能ですが住所証明(30 日以内のもの)が必要です。 例)銀行、電気や電話会社からの明細書や請求書、学校からの通知書など 住所証明がない場合は、2冊まで借りられます。


신분확인: 본인의 여권

주소 증명 후 30 품목을 빌릴 수 있습니다 -
주소 증명은 은행, 학교, 전기 또는 전화 회사에서 본인의 이름으로 온 서류 (단 30 일 이전) 주소 증명이 불 가능할 경우, 2 품목으로 제한이 됩니다
계속 적인 대출을 위해서는 3 개월 이내에 주소 증명을 해야 합니다


Документ для записи: ваш паспорт

Для выдачи 30 библиотечных изданий необходим документ, подтверждающий ваш адрес (датированный не ранее 30 дней на момент подачи), например, письмо из банка, школы, счет за электричество или телефон. Если у вас нет документа, подтверждающего ваш адрес, Вы можете получить на руки 2 библиотечных издания.


Faamaonia Tusifolau

Pe a e fia manaomia ni tusi e 30 e taua le iloa lea o le numera o lau nofoaga. Faamaonia lea o lau nofoaga (e tatau ona le ova ma le 30 aso le aoga o lenei faamaoniga), eg. O se tusi mai le fale teutupe, aoga, vaega totogi pili o le telefoni.
A fai e le ai se faamaoniga o lau nofoaga nao le 2 tusi e mafai ona e faaaogaina.


Identificación: Su pasaporte.
El préstamo de 30 libros requiere comprobante de su domicilio.
El préstamo de 30 libros requiere un documento que acredite su domicilio (que no tenga más de 30 días). Por ejemplo, una cuenta del banco, una carta del colegio, una cuenta de la electricidad o del teléfono. Sin ello, solo podrá tomar prestado dos libros.


Ang iyong pasaporte

Katunayan ng tinitirhan (ang pruweba ay hindi luma o lalagpas ng 30 araw). Ito ay maaaring sulat mula sa iyong bangko, eskwela, kumpanya ng kuryente o telepono. Kung wala kang katunayan ng iyong tirahan, maaari kang manghiram ng 2 libro. Para patuloy na makahiram, kailangan mong magbigay ng katunayan o pruweba ng tirahan sa loob ng 3 buwan.

Information for new library members

  • If you lose your library card or it is stolen, please advise us as soon as possible by phoning 03-941-7923 or popping in to your local library. Please let us know if you move house or if any details change by phone, updating your contact details online, or visiting your local library.
  • You can use your library card at any Christchurch City Library. Items can be issued from and/or returned to any library in our network.
  • Most books can be borrowed for 28 days. You can renew your item once unless requested by another borrower. Borrowing periods vary for other items. Some materials incur charges to borrow e.g. Adult DVDs, talking books and others.
  • If you supply your email address, you will be able to receive notices to say your hold is now available, or your items are overdue.
  • You can use your library card to access the internet (free of charge) on our computers in all our libraries. You can also use your own device in our libraries. Wi-Fi is free and no password is required.
  • For full membership conditions, please refer to Conditions of membership.

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