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.

Roadworks effects on Central Peterborough Library access

Because of ongoing infrastructure work in the area access to Central Peterborough Library is as follows( from 18 March, 2014 until early May):

  • from the East: use Peterborough Street
  • from the West: use Peterborough Street
  • from the South: use Montreal and turn right into Peterborough, or use Manchester or Madras and turn left into Peterborough
  • from the North: use Durham and turn left into Peterborough, or use Manchester and turn right into Peterborough

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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.

Please check Transport for Christchurch for the best access routes as 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. Some children’s material is available in these languages. There is also a small selection of Hindi magazines.


Computers & internet access


Events & classes

Take a tour inside the library

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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.