South Christchurch Library
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Situated beside the Heathcote River, on the corner of Colombo Street and Hunter Terrace, the South Christchurch Library provides facilities for residents to study, meet friends and chat over coffee, take time out to sit and read, access information, learn technology skills, hold meetings, conduct Council business and for families to share learning and recreation experiences.

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  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Parking: Close to library, with disabled access
  • Bike stands outside the building

Community Constable

  • Phone: 337 1980

Service Centre

  • Phone: 941 8999
  • Fax: 941 5110
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm


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Events & classes

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More information about the South Library building

South Christchurch Library Brochure (1.3 Mb PDF)South Christchurch library building was designed by architects Warren and Mahoney, and officially opened on 23 August 2003.


South Library received a supreme award for architecture at the 2004 NZIA awards. This was one of only five supreme awards given. In addition to the supreme award the building was also a winner in the "community and cultural" and the "colour" sections.