What’s on at Tūranga

Tūranga opens at 1pm Friday 12 October. Check out your stunning new central library located at 60 Cathedral Square. There is extra fun happening over the opening weekend. On Friday and Saturday, The Breeze and More FM will be on site with special activities, giveaways, and music. Tūranga's new Foundation Café, as well as food trucks, will…
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Central & Transitional – Christchurch City Libraries in the central city since 2011

Christchurch's Central Library in Gloucester Street closed after the earthquake on 22 February 2011. As we move towards opening Tūranga - your new central library - on Friday 12 October 2018, here is a look at the temporary town libraries we've operated since 2011: Central South City Library South City Shopping Centre, 555 Colombo Street…
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Christchurch kids! Give Tūranga’s Bookbots Earth names & win prizes! (2 to 31 July)

Kids can win awesome prizes by filling out this special online survey. All you have to do is help name Tūranga’s intergalactic heroes, the Bookbots. During the month of July, local primary and intermediate students can vote on their favourite names for the digital characters and go in the draw to win prizes, including a…
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A glimpse of libraries past

As we move ever closer to the opening of Tūranga, it can be interesting to reflect and look back on how far libraries have come in the last few decades. Looking at our fabulous digital collections I hit a fascinating and poignant vein of images of Christchurch libraries past. Particularly poignant is this image of…
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Strong interest in building New Central Library

Seven building companies registered an interest in tendering for the $85 million project, and three preferred tenderers have been selected – Leighs Construction, Southbase and Fletcher Construction. Christchurch City Council Unit Manager Anchor Projects, Liam Nolan, says he is delighted with the response. “It indicates the high level of interest in this key Anchor Project…
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Help design your dream library

The Christchurch City Council is urging residents to make the most of a once in a lifetime chance to help design their NewCentral Library.Mayor Lianne Dalziel says today’s launch of the Your Library, Your Voice campaign gives the people of Christchurch a unique opportunity to get involved in the New Central Library planned for Cathedral…
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