About Christchurch City Libraries

Christchurch City Libraries is one of the largest public library networks in New Zealand. Our region stretches across the diverse city of Christchurch and around Banks Peninsula, one of the country’s most stunning landscapes.

Our library buildings offer millions of items for borrowing and browsing, from books, magazines and newspapers to CDs and DVDs. Our extensive online services include the library’s website, our gateway to 24-hour information,  and CINCH, our community directory for greater Christchurch, offering thousands of options for leisure, life and learning.

For more about Christchurch City Libraries see About the library on our website.

16 thoughts on “About Christchurch City Libraries

  1. Liz Small 14 January 2009 / 10:33 pm

    My name is Liz and I work for Waverley Books, who published The History of the Beano, with D C Thomson. Lovely review – thank you. May I ask how you got hold of the book? We are looking at distribution in NZ but it’s expensive. Do you think there would be demand there? We have other titles too that would sell – the Maw Broon Cookbooks, which are Scottish through and through. Saint Publishing have offered to look at distribution. What do you think?
    With best wishes
    Liz Small

  2. Donna 16 January 2009 / 9:36 am

    Hi Liz, I have forwarded your query to our book buyers. Thanks

  3. Stacey Cox 22 March 2011 / 5:42 pm

    Hi there
    I ahve created an Earthquake story for Preschoolers….as I work with 2yr olds I have heard many different stories and after expereinecing it with many of them I produced a story called the “Wobbly World hits again”. I really want to get this published CAN YOU HELP ME??

  4. klen komuro rubi 24 March 2011 / 9:50 am

    is the wifi connection in south library is up??

    • richard 24 March 2011 / 10:19 am

      Hi there. Yes, wireless is working at South as normal.

  5. g 23 July 2012 / 2:08 pm

    I live close to Fendalton Library with 3 children under 5 years. We would love to go there on Sundays… but it is one of the only libraries that is closed… why is this and what should we do to get it open on Sundays?

    • g 23 July 2012 / 4:52 pm

      Great… am keen to champion this campaign through as know heaps of people which would like this to happen. Seems odd that a few residents get to over rule hundreds of others…

  6. Judith Matthews 31 October 2013 / 12:59 pm

    I love the library and make extensive use of the service. A plea however that on the talking books and DVDs the comments e.g. “Please check for 2 DVDs” are placed with greater thought. They are invariably placed over the summary of the contents making them unreadable. My most recent hire has an area of a standing figure available but the notice was placed to its right obscuring the script. Frustrating!!

    • Marion 31 October 2013 / 4:27 pm

      Hullo Judith,
      Thank you for your comment.It must have been frustrating indeed. I’ve passed this comment along to the team that deals with the processing of new stock.

  7. William Shepard 14 June 2016 / 9:01 am

    I think this is a TERRIBLE website. All I want is opening hours and days for the mobile library and I cannot find it!!!!!

    • Mo-mo 14 June 2016 / 9:29 am

      Hi William,
      If this were our website it would be a bit lacking. In fact this is the library’s blog. You’ll find our website at http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/. You may wish to bookmark it for future reference. The Mobile Library timetable can be found here http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/mobile-library-timetable/
      If you ever have any problems finding something on our website, or have any questions at all our library call centre staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and happy to help. You can reach us on (03) 941-7923.

  8. Rob Gills 12 June 2017 / 2:26 am

    Hi, Whats the easiest way to keep up to date on the building of the new Library? Im really excited and want to know whats happening and when etc…you know a time line type thing!

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