About Tūranga

Tūranga, your new central library, opened on Friday 12 October 2018.

Opening hours

Tūranga is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Weekend hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
He Hononga | Connection, Ground floor opens at 8am, all other floors open at 9am.

From 8am to 9am, you can:

  • Visit the Foundation Café - it is open from 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (ph. 03-365-0308)
  • Use the computers 
  • Return items
  • Pick up holds
  • Browse new books and magazines
  • Borrow items using self issue machines
  • Interact with the Discovery Wall

Services and facilities


Christchurch City Council worked with input from Barrier FreeBe Accessible, the Disability Advisory Group (DAG), and Smile Dial in order to ensure the building is accessible to all users. Tūranga has:

  • Hearing Loop technology
  • Mobility access parking and toilets
  • Wheelchairs for use

Computers and Technology