Auahatanga – Creative Spaces: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Where everyone can learn, make and design.

Our creative and learning spaces welcome everyone. It does not matter if you have just got started, or are reigniting a creative passion. We have some amazing technology available around our Christchurch City Libraries. Find out more about each piece of gear, where you can find it, and how you can use it to help exercise your creativity!

Auahatanga - Creative Spaces: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre provides excellent facilities for the community and school groups to discover new technology skills, hold meetings and to spend time learning and having fun.

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  • 29 x PCs in the Lab
  • 2 x Mac Studios with a range of audio and video editing software installed paired with 2x Alesis 49 key keyboards – no bookings required. See our Up-to-date list of applications
  • iPads with sketching, music and other apps

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab is bookable during library opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 6:45pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3.45pm. Fees and charges apply.