Christmas and New Year holiday hours 2018 / 2019

Check our opening hours for the holidays

Ngā mihi o te wā me te Tau Hou. All our libraries will be closed on statutory public holidays.
See our normal hours and locations

 

Opening hours and services over the holidays

  • Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre will be closed for four extra days between Christmas and New Year. It will close at 6pm Monday 24 December and reopen Monday 31 December at 10am so that some minor works can take place.
  • Little River Library will be closed from 4.30pm Monday 24 December and opens again Thursday 3 January 2019 at 8.30am.
  • The Mobile Library's last day of operation for 2018 is Friday 21 December, and it will be back on the road on Monday 7 January 2019. The exception is some stops at the Parklands Library carpark as listed.
  • Explore the holiday hours for Justices of the Peace (JPs) at libraries. If you need a JP over the holiday season, use Find a JP and find a list of local Justices with contact details.
  • Interlibrary loan service will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 and will resume on Monday 7 January 2019. Requests may take an additional time to arrive due to library closures and reduced services over the Christmas/ New Year period so Interloans may not be supplied in the usual timely manner.
  • Bindery will close at end of business on Monday 24 December, and re-open on Thursday 3 January 2019.
  • Parklands Library is closed for repairs until April 2019.

Monday 24 December - All libraries open as normal and close at 6pm, except:

Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) - All libraries closed.

Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) - All libraries closed.

Thursday 27 December - All libraries will close at 6pm except:

Friday 28 December - All libraries will close at 6pm except:

Saturday 29 December - All libraries open as normal except:

Sunday 30 December - All libraries open as normal except:

Monday 31 December - All libraries will close at 6pm except:

Tuesday 1 January 2019 (New Year's Day) - All libraries closed.

Wednesday 2 January 2019 (New Year Holiday) - All libraries closed.

Thursday 3 January 2019Normal hours resume, except:

  • Mobile Library is closed until Monday 7 January, but will stop at Parklands Library carpark from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 5 January 2019.

Christchurch City Council Service Desks

Christchurch City Council Service desks at the following libraries will be closed from Tuesday 25 December and will re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018:

  • Beckenham (South Library)
  • Fendalton
  • Hornby
  • Linwood
  • Little River
  • Lyttelton
  • Papanui
  • Shirley

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre service desk hours

  • Christmas Eve Monday 24 December 9am to 6pm
  • Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December CLOSED
  • Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December 11.30am to 7pm
  • Wednesday 27 December to Sunday 30 December 11.30am to 7pm
  • New Year’s Eve Monday 31 December 9am to 6pm
  • New Year’s Day Tuesday 1 January 2019 11.30am to 6pm
  • New Year holiday Wednesday 2 January 2019 11.30am to 7pm
Christmas decorations at Linwood Library