Christchurch City Libraries



Postal Address
PO Box 73045
Christchurch 8154

941 7923

353 0745



Contact by email, fax or phone 7 days a week
Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

Christchurch City Libraries locations & hours refer to above website.
For all library enquiries, phone 941-7923. There are older adults champions who may be able to help you specifically. Ask for one for your area.

Open libraries
Akaroa, Central Library Peterborough, Diamond Harbour, Fendalton, Halswell,  Hornby, Little River, Linwood Eastgate Mall, Lyttelton, New Brighton, Papanui, Parklands, Redwood, Shirley, Spreydon, Upper Riccarton. Colombo Street South, Bishopdale, Aranui.

Internet Gateway includes some links that may be of particular interest
to older people. Refer to above website & click on Internet Gateway on left side of the screen.

Fendalton Library has a large print screen for accessing the library
catalogue. It’s useful for customers with low vision. Also have large receipt printers.

Talking Books – each library has its own service.

Some libraries offer tuition to help you use your cell phone and offer basic computing skills.

Jigsaws are available for exchange at the following libraries: Akaroa,
Fendalton, Linwood, New Brighton, Redwood, and Shirley.
Hornby Library jigsaws are held at the Community Care shop in the same
building. The Community Care shop is open 9:30 – 3 pm, Monday to Friday, telephone 349 9793.

Banks Peninsula residents can look on the above website under the heading “My Library”, then click on “Find Our Libraries”, click on the relevant area to find out telephone numbers and hours.

The CINCH programme is a Database of Community Information which is
available here:, email:
Search for courses, social groups, night classes, community
organisations, and more.

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