Fendalton Library closed from Sat 2 March 4pm; reopens Mon 29 July

The Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvements from Monday 4 March 2019, and is scheduled to reopen on Monday 29 July 2019.

The Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvements from Monday 4 March 2019, and is scheduled to reopen on Monday 29 July 2019. The most significant work includes replacing the heating and ventilation system and repairing the roof. Minor repairs and refurbishment will also be done throughout the building.

Mobile Library visits to Fendalton

A mobile library vehicle will visit the library car park three times a week:

  • Mondays 1.30pm to 3.30pm,
  • Wednesdays 9.15am to 11.15am,
  • Fridays 3pm to 5pm.

Items cannot be returned to Fendalton Library while it’s closed, but all Christchurch City Libraries items may be returned to any of our libraries around the city and Banks Peninsula.

Alternative locations

From Monday 4 March, any hold items you’ve requested to be collected from Fendalton Library will be made available at Papanui Library instead, unless another location is requested. Please contact the library to arrange this.

The nearest alternative libraries are Papanui Library at 35 Langdons Road and Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, Bishopdale Shopping Centre, Farrington Avenue.

Items in the library at time of closure will remain inside and will be covered for protection and unavailable to the library network.

Alternative venues

The following regular library events and activities will take place at alternative venues:

Fendalton Community Centre, 170 Clyde Road

J P Clinic

Term time from 5th March to end of July 2019, Tuesdays 11.45am– 2.45pm at the Fendalton Community Centre Auditorium.
During the school holidays (Tuesday 16 and 23 April; Tuesday 9 and 16 July) Tuesdays 11.45am – 2.45pm at the Fendalton Community Centre Rec Hall.
Find listings in our events calendar.

Wā Kōrero / Storytimes

Every Thursday 10.00am – 10.30am in term time until the end of July. The Auditorium, Fendalton Community Centre, 170 Clyde Road.
Find listings in our events calendar.

Wā Pēpi / Babytimes

Every Thursday 11.00am – 11.30am in term time until the end of July. The Auditorium, Fendalton Community Centre, 170 Clyde Road.
Find listings in our events calendar.


The Village Papanui, 460 Papanui Road

Citizens Advice Bureau

From 4th March until advised on the CAB website, CAB will be located at The Village Papanui, 460 Papanui Road.
Find listings in our events calendar.


Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre

Fendalton Rummikub Group

Every Thursday 1pm – 2.30pm until the end of July. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre.
Find listings in our events calendar.

Fendalton Knit ‘n ‘ Yarn

Every Thursday 2pm – 3.30pm until the end of July. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre.
Find listings in our events calendar.

Fendalton Library Book Discussion Group

Held on the second Wednesday of the month 11am – 12pm until the end of July. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre.
Find listings in our events calendar. 

Fendalton Library Book Discussion Group

Held on the second Thursday of the month 6pm – 7pm until the end of July. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre.
Find listings in our events calendar. 

Fendalton Library Book Club

Held on the first Friday of the month 11am – 12 pm until the end of July. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre.
Find listings in our events calendar.

Chinese Book Club

Held on the second  Friday of the month  6pm – 7 pm until the end of July. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre.Meeting Room 1.
Find listings in our events calendar.

The following sessions are cancelled until end of July when Fendalton Library reopens:

  • Bedtime Stories held monthly on a Friday
  • Mahjong held every Friday from 2pm – 4pm  

Wifi

Due to the nature of the work being carried out the wifi will not be available at Fendalton Library. Free wifi is available at other Christchurch City Libraries.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau will be temporarily located at The Village, 460 Papanui Road, during the closure. See their opening hours.


Please contact us if you have any queries. We are available to take your call on +64 3 941 7923 between the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am to 5pm