Christchurch City Libraries Nga Kete Wananga o Otautahi

Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi

New Zealand

Our library network has 20 libraries around Ōtautahi Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Te Pataka o Rakaihautū. We have a Mobile library service Waka Hau-kōrero and a contact centre Fingertip Library. The Digital Library is your access point to information, reading recommendations, local history, Māori resources, and collections including eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, magazines, comics, online courses, and encyclopaedias.

Our purpose statement: Connecting people, inspiring discovery, enriching communities.

Christchurch City Libraries actively practices biculturalism and supports diversity and aims to be representative of all our Christchurch communities.



News January 16 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Longlist Revealed

With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
Video May 26 2023

2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.


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