About Upper Riccarton Library

Upper Riccarton Library is a shared community and school library operated by Christchurch City Libraries in collaboration with Riccarton High School.


  • The number 5, 100, and 130 bus routes stop nearby. See the Metroinfo timetables for more information.
  • Metrocards are also available for purchase and top-ups.
  • Off street parking and bike stands
  • Mobility parking

Services and facilities

Computing and technology


Red Café

Phone: 03 343 4608

Red Café on Facebook

Term time

Monday – Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Closed

School holidays

Monday – Friday: 9am to 2pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Ward and Community Board

Upper Riccarton Library is in the Riccarton Ward.

The Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Boardhold regular meetings that you’re welcome to attend. Anyone can ask to speak to the board about a local issue, activity or project. Find out more: Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

More about Upper Riccarton Library

Building exterior

Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu

About our Māori name.