About the Library

Contact Details

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

Library Bookmarks


Kete Christchurch bookmark


Teens eResources Bookmark

Kids eResources Bookmark Bookmarks

Super Saturday Storytime bookmark

Fun Palaces bookmark Reading to dogs bookmarks

Community Read bookmark

Every Story Tells A Picture bookmark Comic Book Day bookmark Survey bookmark

WW1 teaching resource bookmark


Hipster Hot Picks Bookmark

Hipster Staff Picks Bookmark

Digital Library bookmark


Digital Library bookmark

Digital Library bookmark

The Source bookmark


Staff Picks bookmark

Hot Picks bookmark

The Source - kids' bookmark

The Source - Teens' bookmark

Tī Kōuka Whenua bookmark


LiveOnline bookmark

Think Library Bookmark

Hot Picks Bookmark

Staff Picks Bookmark


Library 150 bookmark

Te Ara Hou bookmark

Press Ad: 507 kb pdf


Diamond Harbour Library hours trial

LiveOnline bookmark

Maxos Bookmark




think Library of the future

2007 Reading Crusade bookmark

Ti kouka Whenua bookmark 2007


Hours 2006


Ti Kouka Whenua

New Hours - click here to view pdf with both sides


Māori services bookmark

Māori services bookmark


Music Week


Spreydon Library - changes in hours

Spreydon Library

Spreydon Library

CINCH database bookmark

CINCH bookmark front

CINCH bookmark back


Māori Language Week 2002

Maori Language Week 2002 Front

Maori Language Week 2002 Back


Website Launch

Website Launch Front

Pre 2000

Central library building - January 1982 - 1992

Central library building
- January 1982 - 1992

Reverse reads:

Adult literacy - archives - atlases - booklists - BOOKMARK - books- biographies - cards -cassettes - CDs - CINCH -class visits - community noticeboard - continuing education information -databases - DICE -dictionaries - directories - displays - DOIT - fiction - genealogy - government publications - group visits - information - INFOS - interloan - Kiwinet - language tapes - large print - local history - magazines -maps - motor manuals -microfilm & microfiche - newspapers - NZBN - OPACs - outreach - paperbacks -Parliamentary papers -pathfinders - phonebooks -photocopiers - photographs - picture books - prints -poetry - records - reference -statistics - story time -Stringleman Room - SUPERMAP - talking books - telephone queries - tours - videos - Travelling Road Show

Your world of opportunity

Your Future Library Now

Your Future Library Now

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July 1996

Canterbury Public Library - More Than Books

Canterbury Public Library - More Than Books

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Multimedia Resources

Check out the Library's unique collection for adults and children

Informational and exciting

Books On Tape
Great for car journeys

Adults and children's films, documentaries and D.I.Y

CDs & Tapes
All musical tastes catered for

Available at Bishopdale, Fendalton, Central, Halswell, Homby, Linwood, New Brighton, Papanui, Redwood, Shirley & Spreydon Libraries

Charges apply to multimedia resources

OPAC - More ways to discover your Library

OPAC - More ways to discover your Library

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The library announces with pleasure new and exciting searching capabilities using

(Online Public Access Catalogue)

It will now be possible to search the library's database in one of three ways:

1 Simplified Catalogue
the current option

2 Advanced Catalogue
using keywords and Boolean

3 Information Gateway
a new innovative window based method

General library information will also be available, including hours of opening and TV programmes which have tie-in books.

Future enhancements coming shortly include access to CINCH and DICE and more library news.

June 1994