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Council Customer Service Desk at Hornby Library

Starting from 4 September 2014, a Christchurch City Council Customer Service Desk will be available at Hornby Library for all Council enquiries and payments. This service will be available on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 6pm.

Re-opening of Papanui Library

Papanui Library reopened on Friday 29 August. It was closed between Thursday 17 July and Thursday 28 August while a new air conditioning system was installed.

Demolition of closed Linwood Library

The Council approved the demolition of the closed Linwood Library in Cranley Street. The library is earthquake and fire-damaged. A working party, comprising elected members and Council staff, will be set up to consider long term options for the site. A temporary Linwood Library and Service Centre continues to operate in Eastgate Mall.

Linwood Library at Eastgate open on Sundays

Linwood Library at Eastgate is now open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Central Library Manchester opened

Central Library Manchester opened on Monday 20 January 2014. It replaces Central Library Tuam.

Stock availability

The Source electronic resources access

Please note that library Non-city members can access all electronic resources except where specifically excluded by the terms of Christchurch City Libraries’ contractual agreements with those suppliers. For more information see our Membership policy.

Store is open and most Store items are now available.

  • While libraries are closed, items in those collections are not available to be borrowed.
  • Items which are unavailable should now have their status in catalogue records as Currently inaccessible. The only exception to this is stock held at ‘LRS’. Unfortunately we are unable to change the status of this stock from Available to Currently inaccessible. In time this stock will become available once more.
  • Holds may be placed on items held at closed libraries and will be delivered to you when the item becomes available. Your hold will not expire, but may not be delivered for some time.
  • Please contact us if you have questions.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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