Christmas and New Year holiday hours 2019 / 2020

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

  • The Mobile Library's last day of operation for 2019 is Friday 20 December, and it will be back on the road on Monday 6 January 2020.
  • Check the opening hours for the Justices of the Peace (JPs) service over the holiday break.
  • Little River Library will be closed from 4.30pm Monday 23 December and opens again Friday 3 January 2020 at 8.30am.
  • Archives: Specialist assistance from an archivist will not be available from Friday 27 December 2019 until Monday 13 January 2020. Archives at Tūranga will be available to view during this time.
  • Interlibrary loan service will be closed from Monday 23 December 2019 and will resume on Monday 6 January 2020. 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 Tuesday 24 December, and reopen on Friday 3 January 2020.

Tuesday 24 December All libraries open as normal and close at 6pm.Mobile Library is closed.

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

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

Friday 27 December  All libraries will close at 6pm except:

Saturday 28 December All libraries open as normal except:

Sunday 29 December All libraries open as normal.

Monday 30 December All libraries will close at 6pm except:

Tuesday 31 December All libraries will close at 6pm, except:

Wednesday 1 January 2020 (New Year's Day) - All libraries closed.

Thursday 2 January 2020 (New Year Holiday) - All libraries closed.

Friday 3 January 2020  Normal hours resume, except Mobile Library is closed until Monday 6 January.

Justices of the Peace over the holidays

Check the hours for Justices of the Peace over the Christmas and New Year break:

Monday

Hornby

A JP is available in the Christchurch West Citizens Advice Bureau, in the Community Centre wing of the building housing Hornby Library, every Monday and Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm. This is a free service. Phone 03-349-5236 to confirm. Last session for 2019: 23 December; First session for 2020: 6 January


Tuesday

Tuesdays 10am to 1pm.
A Justice of the Peace is available at the following libraries every Tuesday 10am to 1pm. This is a free service. No appointment is required.


Wednesday 

Bishopdale

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre has a JP available every Wednesday 10am to 1pm. Last session for 2019: 18 December; First session for 2020: 8 January


Thursday

Hornby 

A JP is available in the Christchurch West Citizens Advice Bureau, in the Community Centre wing of the building housing Hornby Library, every Monday and Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm. This is a free service. Phone 03-349-5236 to confirm. Last session for 2019: 23 December; First session for 2020: 6 January

Little River

A JP is available at the Little River Library and Service Centre every Thursday 11am to 12.30pm. Last session for 2019: 19 December; First session for 2020: 9 January

Spreydon

A JP is available at Spreydon Library every Thursday 10.30am to 1.30pm. Last session for 2019: 19 December; First session for 2020: 9 January


Friday

A JP is available at Parklands Library every Friday 12noon to 2pm. The service continues over the holiday break.


Saturday

Fendalton

A JP is available at Fendalton Library every Saturday 10am to 12pm. Last session for 2019: 21 December; First session for 2020: 4 January

Sumner

A JP is available at Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre every Saturday 10am to 12pm. The service continues over the holiday break. 

If you need a JP over the holiday season, use Find a JP and find a list of local Justices with contact details.