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Closure of Diamond Harbour Library (Updated Friday 7 November 2014)

The Diamond Harbour Hall and Library will remain closed for approximately five weeks for a complete re-cladding.

The building was closed last week as a precaution after its cladding was identified as a type that may contain asbestos. There has since had several positive samples which show a small amount of asbestos around the building and a pile of asbestos panelling beneath the building. Work starts on Monday 10 November to decontaminate the site and remove the asbestos.

The entire building will be open for business on Monday 15 December.

Diamond Harbour Library users are being asked to return any items to an alternate library and will not incur overdue fines over this period. The nearest is Lyttelton Library. Customers with reserved items have been contacted to arrange alternate pickup locations.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to the Diamond Harbour community.

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.

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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