About the Library

Contact Details

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

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Apps

BiblioCommons app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

BiblioCommons app for Android devices

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The previous version of My Account is still available.

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Keep track of what you have out and when it is due by:

My Account in BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons gives you the ability to manage your library borrowing and track your reading under the heading My Account.

Account and privacy settings

BiblioCommons allows you to change several settings for your account:

BiblioCommons apps

iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Access Christchurch City Libraries from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the free BiblioCommons app. The Christchurch City Libraries mobile app lets you find titles, place holds, create lists and get information about our libraries.

Features

  • Search the collection, with filters to zero-in on the titles you’re seeking.
  • Browse bestsellers and new material.
  • Check a title’s availability.
  • Map the locations where your title is available now.
  • Reserve items.
  • Check library hours.

Android devices

CCL Mobile makes it easy to find and discover titles, manage your account, and get the branch and availability information you need. Please note there is a minimum screen size requirement of 320dp x 480dp on an Android device to run the mobile app.

Features

  • Search the collection, with filters to zero-in on the titles you’re seeking.
  • Browse bestsellers and new material.
  • Check a title’s availability.
  • Map the locations where your title is available now.
  • Reserve items.
  • Check library hours.

Third party services

There are a few services that you can use to help you manage your account. Please note that these are not provided by Christchurch City Libraries and may require that you give them access to your account information — if you do so it is at your own risk. We recommend that you read their terms of service carefully so that you understand the service.

Library Elf

Library Elf is a web-based service that you can use to help manage your account, by receiving email and/or RSS alerts before your items are due, and about overdues and holds. Multiple library cards can be tracked by Library Elf, allowing all of your family’s borrowing activity to be summarised into a single consolidated email.

Christchurch City Libraries has subscribed to Library Elf, allowing all borrowers to receive the premium service for free.

Library Elf is a third party service. This means that Christchurch City Libraries is not responsible for any services provided, and we recommend that you read their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You will be required to enter your library card number and PIN.

Library Books App for Mac

Library Books App is a Mac OSX application that tracks the library books you currently have issued. Library Books App displays the list of books you have checked out and provides reminders so that you can return your books on time.