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Welcome to the Christchurch City Libraries’ newsletter

Kia ora. We value your opinion. Tell us what you think of our libraries by completing our annual survey.

We'd also like to let you know:

Spreydon Library is closing for two weeks for earthquake repairs from Monday, 20 April to Sunday, 3 May 2015. The library will reopen on Monday, 4 May.
You can now top up your Pharos (printer) account online.

Preview the new Central Library

New Central Library

The design for the New Central Library has been released. It will be a cultural hub for Christchurch and an important civic space that attracts people back to the central city. It incorporates ideas from the people of Christchurch, including vibrant family-friendly areas and quiet spaces to read and study, as well as access to new technology, community and reading spaces, comfortable furniture, a children’s play area, and a café.
Learn more about the library and its layout.

Get ahead with Lynda


Lynda.com provides thousands of video tutorials on hundreds of topics. Subjects range from photography to 3D and Animation, Excel to programming languages like PHP, Android and iOS.

Learning is bite-sized. You can jump in and out, or sit and learn about an entire subject. It suits all learning styles and you can learn on a PC, Mac or smartphone.

Use lynda.com to learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Looking back at the First World War


This year marks 100 years since New Zealand’s involvement in the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.

Our digital collection includes photographs, diaries, letters and memorabilia.

Find out more about Anzac Day and Gallipoli and WW100.

School holidays

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? Check out our holiday programmes and other events and activities for kids in Christchurch.

Easter and Anzac library hours

What libraries are open over the Easter and Anzac public holidays? Find out our holiday hours.

In our eResources

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.

Mango Languages

Mango provides access to over sixty languages for those wanting to learn a language from basic right through to advanced levels with grammar and cultural notes.

Askews eBooks

Access a free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. This collection of eBooks focuses on British titles. 

Zinio eMagazines

Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects. These magazines are replicas of their print version. Includes New Zealand titles.

Wheelers eBooks

Access a free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. This collection focuses mainly on New Zealand titles.

CINCH - Community Information Christchurch

Want a new hobby or something to do? CINCH lists nearly 6000 organisations in and around Christchurch covering arts, crafts, hobbies, sports and recreation.

New Titles

Book Cover: Losing It Book cover: The Assassin Book cover: The Internet Police Book Title: A Job to Do Book cover: The Tomb in Turkey Book cover: Awful Auntie
More new titles

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