Meeting rooms and bookable spaces in libraries

Are you looking for a meeting room or space for an event? Contact us on 941-7923 to book these rooms and spaces (unless otherwise stated in each location’s description). Find out the charges for meeting rooms and bookable spaces managed by the library.

Audience
Sydenham Room, South Learning Centre

Akaroa Library

No public meeting room / space in the library.
Gaiety Hall can be booked for meetings or events. Contact 941-8999.

Aranui Library

Available during library hours and after hours.

Whānau Room

  • Seats 32
  • Display, data show
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Room able to be configured to suit. Space can be subdivided.

Meeting room

  • Seats 4
  • Whiteboard
  • Can be used as a breakout space for the Whānau Room or can be booked separately.

Fendalton Library

Following space is in the Library part of the building:

Community bookable space

  • Available during library opening hours
  • 30 chairs, 3 tables
  • No outside windows so probably not appropriate for physical activities like yoga
  • Private bookings need a minimum of 10 people
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Non-profit or community groups: free
  • Businesses: $20 per hour

Following rooms are in the Service Centre part of the building:

Boardroom

  • Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Seats 40
  • Datashow, whiteboard, OHP
  • Kitchen facilities (self-service)
  • Fee to be confirmed when booking

Meeting room 1

  • Seats 30
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchen facilities (self-service)
  • Fee to be confirmed when booking

Meeting room 2

  • Seats 10
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchen facilities (self-service)
  • Fee to be confirmed when booking

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Contact 941-8999
Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre includes several bookable spaces: two large spaces catering for up to 450 people (300 in one space and 150 in the other), a medium-sized room for up to 30 people, and four smaller meeting rooms.

Hornby Library

Contact 349-9793
Meeting rooms are in the Community Care part of the Hornby complex and are managed by the Hornby Community Trust. Available during opening hours and after hours.

Meeting room 5

  • Seats 35
  • Wifi
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Fee varies between $16 and $30 per hour (depending on conditions of use)

Meeting room 4

  • Seats 10 to 12
  • Wifi
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Fee varies between $8 and $16 per hour (depending on conditions of use)

Meeting room 2

  • Seats 6 to 8
  • Wifi
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Fee varies between $6 and $10 per hour (depending on conditions of use)

Lyttelton Library

Lyttelton Community Meeting Room (Green Meeting Room)

  • Contact 941-8999
  • Accessible only during library opening hours
  • Seats 6 to 8
  • 1 table, 8 chairs
  • Power point in floor box, Bright Sign can be linked by HDMI cable to own laptop

Lyttelton Glass Meeting Room (by the front door)

  • Contact 941-7923
  • Accessible only during library opening hours
  • Seats 6 to 8
  • 2 tables, 8 chairs
  • Power point in floor box, Bright Sign can be linked by HDMI cable to own laptop

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Contact 941-8999
Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre has a large hall with a stage. There are also two meeting rooms — one large room that can be used with the large hall and a smaller meeting room. Find out more about these spaces and facilities.

New Brighton Library

The following 'meeting spaces' can be booked on a case by case basis. Available during library hours and after hours.

Play and Display Room (PAD)

  • Seats 25
  • Carpeted room, kitchen available, able to be darkened, microphone installed, can be a little noisy at busy times in the library.
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Disabled access
  • No alcohol allowed

Computer Room

  • Seats 8
  • Tables, chairs, whiteboard

No fee is charged unless the kitchen is required. $10 for kitchen during library opening hours. $95 for kitchen and PAD after hours (covers compulsory security guard).

The nearest Council facility is Burwood / Pegasus Community Room (corner Beresford and Union Street, New Brighton). Enquiries and bookings are handled at the Shirley Service Centre, 941-8999.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre

Contact 941-8999
Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre has a large hall and a smaller meeting room. Find out more about these spaces and facilities.

Papanui Library

Boardroom

  • Available for bookings Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • Seats 40
  • Data projector and drop-down screen
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Wifi
  • Fee: $10 per hour

Priority given to Community Board meetings.

Shirley Library

The Young Adult area can be booked by small groups (about 20 people maximum) before 3pm and not during school holidays. It has a pull-down screen but no other technology. It can be screened off from the rest of the library but isn't sound-proof. No other public meeting rooms are available in either the Library or the Service Centre.

South Library and South Learning Centre

Learning Centre end of the building:

Sydenham Room

  • Available for bookings Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
  • Seats 50
  • Wifi
  • Datashow projector, whiteboard, and sound system that connects with customer’s laptop
  • Kitchen facilities

Computer Lab

  • Available for bookings Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
  • Seats 35
  • Networked computer suite of 31 computers, an inbuilt data projector, and printer/scanner/photocopier

Beckenham Service Centre end of the building:

Boardroom

  • Seats 35
  • Wifi
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchen facilities

Meeting Room 1

  • Seats 12

Meeting Room 2

  • Seats 12

Upper Riccarton Library

Community Meeting Room (adjacent to main entrance - can be accessed after hours)

  • Seats 35 to 40
  • Wifi
  • Datashow projector installed, electronic whiteboard, tables and chairs available
  • No kitchen facilities, however a water cooler is available

Learning Centre rooms

  • Learning Centre 1 (Computer Lab) is a networked computer suite of 31 computers with an inbuilt data projector and printer/scanner/photocopier
  • Learning Centres 2 and 3: classrooms with data projectors. Can be booked singularly or together (partition can be opened)
  • Available for programmes between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays and between 10am and 4pm in the weekend. Possibly available during the day during the school holidays.

Meeting rooms and bookable spaces in other CCC facilities

For bookings call 941-8999. More information

Other options for meeting rooms and bookable spaces

Search for Halls, meeting rooms, etc. in CINCH. You can narrow your search by location.

Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street (old Christchurch Star building), telephone 365-3139 or email reception@cch.org.nz

The Loft, Level 1 Eastgate Shopping Centre, corner Buckleys Road and Linwood Avenue, telephone 0800 TO LOFT (0800 865 638) or email officemanager@theloftchristchurch.org.nz

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