Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day

Kia ora. Waitangi Day is on Saturday 6 February. This public holiday commemorates the signing of our founding document - the Treaty of Waitangi. Libraries are closed on Saturday, but some are open Monday 8 February.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Learn more about Lunar/Chinese New Year and the fun activities from 9 to 21 February - celebrate the Year of the Monkey!



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Classes and programmes

Back to school

School is back! That means our Babytimes and Storytimes are back next week. Explore our classes and learning programmes for all ages.

Science Alive

Science Alive!

Libraries + Science = Fun and Learning. Science Alive! runs after school science programmes in ten libraries across Christchurch. Join in from 9 February - no need to enrol, just drop in.

Reading to dogs

Reading to Dogs

It's great for kids to read aloud - and who better to read to than a friendly dog? Find out more and book a session for your kids. The dogs and trainers are back from 9 February.

Information on temporary Lyttelton relocation

News about your libraries

Upper Riccarton Library re-opened this week after being closed for its repairs.

Lyttelton Library is opening at Trinity Hall in the Lyttelton Recreation Centre on Monday 15 February, while the London Street Library has its repairs.

The concept design for the new Bishopdale Library and Community Centre has been completed. Construction is expected to begin mid-2016.

The design of the new Sumner Library, Community Facility and Museum has been revealed. Construction is due to begin in mid-2016 and it is expected to open in 2017.

eResources Discovery Search

eResources Discovery Search (eDS)

Search and access articles, eBooks, journals, photographs, and more, through a single simultaneous search.

Try eResources Discovery Search.

3D printing

Maker Space

Christchurch City Libraries and our learning centres provide access to 3D printers for our customers.

Find out about maker spaces and 3D printing at your libraries.


New Titles

Browse the latest arrivals - CDs, DVDs, eBooks, eAudiobooks, fiction, non-fiction, talking books, large print, and stuff for kids and teens.

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Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard

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Aliens stink!

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The Hollywood School of Dressmaking

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101 works of art

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Easily distracted

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