Central LibraryCanterbury Public Library Publications

Canterbury Public Library was the former name for Christchurch City Libraries.

Rules of the Sydenham Public Library
Booklet listing duties of Officers; Committee and Librarian duties; and circulation rules. [1907?]
Special report on the Canterbury Public Library
A report by City Librarian Ron O’Reilly. Contains a brief history of the library, surveys the position and funding for the city library and the suburban libraries in 1951, and makes recommendations for the development of the city library and the development of suburban library services for Christchurch.
Canterbury Public Library opening [1982]
This booklet was published to celebrate the opening of the new library building in 1982.
Library Treasures
New Zealand Art Works from the Canterbury Public Library C.S.A. Gallery, 9th February - 5th March 1989.
The Children’s Library of Upper Riccarton
The 50 year story of the Sir John McKenzie Memorial Children’s Library, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch.

Christchurch Mechanics’ Institute Archives

A collection of material relating to the early years of the Christchurch Mechanics’ Institute. The Institute was the foundation organisation of the Canterbury Public Library, later known as Christchurch City Libraries. These archives include: