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Welcome to the Christchurch City Libraries’ newsletter

Welcome to 2014. This year promises to be an exciting one in our libraries. We start it off with the opening of Central Library Manchester, the moving of some of our collections, and the introduction of two new online resources: Wheelers eBooks, and Zinio for Libraries, a digital magazine service. There is also an update on the progress of the new Halswell Library and Community Facility.

Central Library Manchester opens

Central Library Manchester has opened on the corner of Manchester and Allan Streets

Central Library Manchester, which replaces Central Library Tuam, has opened on the corner of Manchester and Allen Streets. In addition to a selection of fiction and non-fiction books it is also home to the Aotearoa New Zealand, Ngā Pounamu Māori and Local Government collections. The family history resources – including electoral rolls, microfilm newspaper files and telephone and business directories – are now all available here. These have been moved from Central Library Peterborough.

We now offer more New Zealand eBooks

Wheelers ebooks now at Christchurch City Libraries

We have signed on with Wheelers eBooks to provide you with hundreds of new eBook titles, most of which are New Zealand fiction and non-fiction books, and include titles for young adults and children.

Download and read The Luminaries, The Top 10 of Everything Rugby or something from Ngaio Marsh. You can download up to 10 titles at any one time, place free holds and avoid late fees as the eBooks self-expire.

We also offer thousands more eBook titles so download a title from our eBook collection today.

The new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Artists impression of the Halswell Library and Community Facility

Construction on the new Halswell Library and Community Facility is scheduled to begin mid-2014. Some changes will be made to the design to ensure the project delivers the planned features while keeping to its projected budget, meaning the original January start-date has been pushed back a few months. The Halswell summer pool will remain open throughout the season until Sunday 2 March, and will be open for the 2015 summer season throughout construction. 2014 will also see opportunities for the community to have their input into the new facility, including how the space inside the building will be used, from the services on offer to the artwork on the walls.

Hundreds of magazines free for you

Zinio for Libraries offers you access to over 200 magazines

Zinio for Libraries allows you to download and keep magazines. Over 200 titles are available includingTime, Rolling Stone, PC World and OK! Magazine as well as many subject specific titles like Boating, Digital Photo and Trains.

The digital magazines are replicas of current print editions and in some cases you will get the digital copy before the physical one is available. Download your favourite magazines now and read them on your computer, tablet or phone.

Library Book Sale

Don’t forget, our annual Book Sale is coming up in March. Watch your Inbox for an invitation closer to the time!

Now open on Sundays

Linwood Library at Eastgate is now open on Sundays so make the most of the opportunity and come and see the team at Eastgate.

In the Source

The Source

The library subscribes to these online resources so that you can access them for free. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

The British Newspaper Archive

Access historical national and regional newspapers from the U.K. and Ireland. Includes many digitised and searchable newspapers for the first time.

Zinio for libraries

Access over 200 popular downloadable digital magazines covering a wide range of subjects.

Learn a new language. Choose from over 60

Mango now provides access to over 60 languages (up from 6) for those wanting to learn a language from basic right through to advanced levels.

Freegal music

Download and keep up to 3 songs per week from Sony Music’s catalogue of over 7 million songs and 12,000 videos. Everything from classical, jazz and country to pop and rock music.

Wheelers eBooks

Your selection of eBooks just got bigger with Wheelers eBooks. With an emphasis on New Zealand authors there is now, more than ever, something for everyone.

New Titles

Dead girls dont lieFracturedSoloAliens and UFOsGame of KnownsDr Who
More new titles

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