About the Mobile Library

The Mobile Library, Waka Hau–kōrero, supports neighbourhoods currently without library services. For details, see the timetable.

What does the Mobile Library carry?

Any Christchurch City Libraries member may borrow from the Mobile Library which provides many of the services and borrowing options available in other library branches. These include:

  • Fiction and nonfiction books
  • Large print and Talking books
  • DVDs
  • Children’s and young adults’ material
  • Magazines

Trained library staff are also on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.

Library to go - Bringing the world to you

Van

Christchurch residents have access to library services via two mobile library vans servicing the community, visiting a range of locations and providing a portable social, recreational and learning space.

Rotary New Zealand sought and received funding for the vans, which have helped fill the gaps left in library services after the earthquakes forced the closure of several libraries. One van is funded by Rotary International, and the other van is funded through a partnership with Rotary International and the Cotton On Foundation.

What is the role of the Mobile Library?

The Mobile Library connects the community with Christchurch City Libraries by:

  • providing regular services to areas that have fewer physical libraries or libraries under development;
  • promoting access to library services through community events and activities.

You may like to make suggestions about Mobile Library involvement in community events:

Phone (03) 941 7923
Email: library@ccc.govt.nz

Need help accessing the library?

There are other ways that Libraries can connect with you. If you find it difficult to access library services due to a disability, illness or other factors that limit your mobility, please talk to us about your needs.

Timetable

Weekly Mobile Library timetable

Photos of the Mobile Library

Library van at LYFE 2017 Katie and the library van at Margaret Mahy Family Playground Mobile Mobile Library On the van On the van

See more photos of the Mobile Library on Flickr

Waka Hau-kōrero

The Mobile Library's Māori name: Waka Hau-kōrero