About the Library

Contact Details

Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
workp: +64-3-941-7923

Our Events

Reference DeskUsing the library — our services

Membership services

How to join the library for free and conditions of membership.
Your library card
How to use your library card.
Password / PIN
How to get a password or PIN for your library card and use it to place holds and access the Source and your account.
My account
Learn how to find out your account information such as what you have out, holds and fines.

Top up your Metrocard

You can get a Metrocard or top it up at at Hornby, Lyttelton, New Brighton, Spreydon and Upper Riccarton libraries.

Pharos account
Your Pharos account allows you to book PCs and pay for printing, internet access and other library services.

Find an item in the library

Find information

Our database of local clubs, organisations and courses.
Use library computers to access our databases, email and the internet, and use Office applications or bring your laptop and use our WiFi service.
The Source
Search the full text of thousands of magazines, reference books, encyclopedias and more, get audiobooks, eBooks, music and video online.
Printing and photocopying
Printing and photocopying is available at most libraries.
Our web site
We also have games, Sky TV and other technologies.

Need more help?

Services for special groups