Rangatahi -Teens

Rangatahi - Teens

A guide to the library for teens. Discover useful (and fun) eResources, explore library events - and find your next great read.


My Book Bag - Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

Tell us what you like to read and we’ll find some books that we think you’ll enjoy. For ages 12 - 18 yrs. Book online.

My Book Bag - Tūranga

Tell us what you like to read and we’ll find some books that we think you’ll enjoy. For ages 12-18 yrs. Book online.

Armageddon Expo Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 Dec 2022 at Te Pae

Comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, manga, stars, cosplay ... We can help you get your costume sorted! The library will be there at Te Pae.



Recommended Reads

Reading Recommendations - Teens

Explore fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, rainbow reads and more - all made for rangatahi. Find your next favourite read at the library.

Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.

Rainbow Reads

Books for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

Young Adult Fiction Award

See the 2022 finalists, and previous winners in the Young Adult Fiction Award (NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults).

Young Adult eBooks

Young Adult eAudiobooks


New for Rangatahi

Homework help


Get answers to questions & help using eResources. LiveOnline operates 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, & 9.30am to 5pm Saturday.


Free online homework help to New Zealand school students. Log on to the website from 1pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during the school year.

Many Answers

Many Answers is a place where you can search for answers to popular questions asked on AnyQuestions.

Best of 2021

Most Popular in 2021: Fiction for Rangatahi - Teens

Here are the most popular fiction titles for teens in 2021. The ballad of songbirds and snakes by Suzanne Collins is number one.

Best of 2021: Young Adult

A selection of recommended titles for young adults added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2021.

Rachael's 2021 Best Books

Rachael's favourite reads of the year - a mix of historical fiction, fantasy and YA with a couple of non-fiction titles too.

Best Books of 2021 for Kids & Teens

Our selectors pick the best reads of the year for tamariki and rangatahi.
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