Placing items on hold? Got membership questions? Here are the answers

OpenMore of our libraries are open and you may want to get back into placing items on hold.

How? Easy.

From our homepage, choose the Catalogue link. You can use the catalogue as normal, but take care to choose an open library as your pick-up point for items. If the item is available, your hold will be delivered to that library. Note that items held at closed libraries may not be available.

Lots of great books are back in circulation now that open libraries are accepting returns. We also have a Facebook page where there are discussions on what to read. Our website will keep you up with what’s new in stock and has plenty of  suggestions for reading.

Below are some frequently-asked questions on membership and placing items on hold using the catalogue. Continue reading

Give your child the gift of stories – get them a library card

One of the best things you can do for your child is to get them a library card.  This magic card allows you, as their parent, or your children themselves to get children’s books, music, DVDs, posters, and magazines free of charge from all Christchurch City Libraries.  With thousands of items available and a limit of 30 items issued at one time there are so many stories for your children to discover, new friends to meet, and strange and exiting places to explore.  It has been proven that reading to children from birth helps with brain development and speech skills and so it is important to read aloud to your children every day.  What better place to get books to read to your children than Christchurch City Libraries where you can get an almost endless supply of great stories.

All you need to do to join is bring in two forms of ID (or your own library card if you’re already a member) and fill in your details, then you can start borrowing straight away.  For more information about membership check here.

Make it your New Year’s Resolution to get your child a library card so your whole family can enjoy all the benefits of being a library member.