Central Library Peterborough – Te Kete Wānanga o Peterborough

Central Library Peterborough is open at 87-91 Peterborough Street from Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

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  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm


Check Metro bus information for buses in the area.

Parking outside the library is available for library customers, including disabled access.

Transport for Christchurch lists the best access routes. There are considerable roadworks in the central business district.


Our collection includes more than 70,000 items including:

  • Magazines
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Newspapers
  • Standards,
  • Talking books.

World languages collection

Polish language collection launch The languages available are Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. There are also small selections of Hindi and Italian magazines.

Children’s material is available in: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Catalan, Cook Island Maori, Chinese, Dutch, FinnishFrench, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Niuean, Persian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Thai, Tokelauan, Tongan and Vietnamese.


Computers & internet access


Events & classes


Richard Killeen's art on Central Library Peterborough Richard Killeen: The inner binding is a Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces project in association with Christchurch City Libraries. This art work decorates the windows of the Central Peterborough Library.