About the Library

Contact Details

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

Our Events

Computers

Internet accessFree wifi in action

We have free wireless (wifi) internet access at all our libraries as well as free internet access on our library computers.

All internet access is governed by our Internet Use Policy.

Library computers

All library computers are free to use and have a range of productivity software installed. The Mobile Libraries do not have public access computers.

Booking computers

  • PCs are available on a first-come first-served basis. If all computers are in use an automated queueing system operates.
  • Some libraries offer 15-minute express machines.

Available software

Our PCs run a wide range of software including Office applications, various image, audio and video editing and viewing software and much more. You can save your work to USB, CD ROM, or memory cards (not all PCs have all options).

Family history computers

Family History computers bring together links to free online resources, subscription online resources available via The Source and CD-ROM databases — all on one easy-to-use menu.¬†They are reserved for the use of family history researchers only.

Scanning

Our printers allow customers to make a scanned copy of a document direct to a USB drive. Little River Library does not offer scanning.

There is no charge for this scanning.

Printing

  • Printing is available at all our libraries except the Mobile Libraries.
  • You will need a Pharos account.
  • Don’t print more than you need — see our printing tips page to minimise costs.

Using headphones and headsets

Customers can:

  • bring their own headsets and plug them into the front of the PC, or
  • purchase disposable headsets from the library service desks for $2.50.

Get help with using our computers

Use our help files.

Staff can offer some assistance

Library staff can help you but they are not trained in all programmes.

  • Logging on
  • Opening and saving files
  • Some assistance with formatting Word documents
  • Some assistance with creating an email account