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Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
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Password (PIN) (Personal Identification Number)

New library card What is the Password (PIN) for?

A Password (PIN) allows you to access your library account information and place holds on items through the catalogue. It also allows you to see which items you have on loan. To see your account information enter My Account.

Your Password (PIN) also gives you free access to the Source — paid online resources the library subscribes to.

How do I get a Password (PIN)?

Ask at one of our libraries, phone us or use our Live Online chat service. Please have your library card ready. Once you have a Password (PIN) you can change it in the My Account section of the catalogue.

Choosing a new Password/PIN

Your Password (PIN) is either a PIN or a password, up to a maximum of 10 characters. To keep your account secure we recommend that you do not use sequences of numbers that appear on your library card barcode. A password is a more secure option than a PIN.

The Source

The library subscribes to a wide range of online resources from specialist websites through to research databases. There is something for everyone: from fun games and animated stories for children, to study guides for teens, encyclopædias and dictionaries, resources for the family history researcher, through to online newspapers, music, video, audiobooks and eBooks. As these services are provided free for library members, we ask you to enter both your library card number and Password/PIN. Use the Source now.