Shirley Library and Service Centre closing for refurbishment Sunday 22 March 4pm; reopening Thursday 30 April 9am

A temporary Shirley Service Desk will open in The Palms on Monday 23 March 9am

Shirley Library and Service Centre at 36 Marshland Road, beside The Palms Mall, will be closed for refurbishment from Sunday 22 March 4pm, and it is scheduled to reopen on Thursday 30 April 9am. 

Mobile Library

From 27 March, a mobile library will visit the car park every Tuesday 9.30am–11.30am, Friday 2.30pm–4.30pm, and Saturday 10am–noon.

Shirley CCC Service Desk relocated to The Palms

The Shirley Service Desk will be closed from Friday 20 March 5pm. It will be open at a temporary location at the Kmart end of The Palms mall, processing all Council payments and enquiries. Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

New locations for some Shirley services and classes

While Shirley Library is closed:

Alternative libraries

The closest alternative libraries for Shirley customers during the closure are Papanui, Redwood, and Tūranga. Items cannot be returned to Shirley 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, including the Mobile Library.

Unless specified otherwise, holds for Shirley customers will go to Linwood Library at Eastgate.

Free wifi not available

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

About the upgrade

The work includes security camera upgrade, floor coverings, internal painting and layout changes. The Council is working with NZ Post to ensure residents in the Shirley area continue to have easy access to postal services. An agreement has been reached that will see postal and bill-paying services provided by the Shirley Service Centre from 30 April 2020.