A shallow 6.3 aftershock hit 10km southeast of the city just before 1pm Tuesday 22 February 2011. It has had a devastating effect on the central city and the people of Christchurch and surrounding areas.
Please follow Civil Defence for information on what to do.
Please also visit and recommend the Christchurch City Council Facebook page and Twitter to friends and family. This is important for information coming from the earthquake operations centre now, and will have growing importance as we focus on rebuilding in the future.
Information about libraries opening
Staff will be given information on our libraries as this becomes available. Please DO NOT enter any building unless you have had confirmation that it is safe. The latest information being shared with customers is on our customer blog.
Where to get information
Information will be shared with you from your Team Leader, from Twitter @christchurchcc and @christchurchlib, from webmail, from our web sites and Facebook/christchurchcitylibraries. We also have a Facebook Group for current Christchurch City Libraries staff that you can join and then use to share information and your thoughts with other staff.
Contacting the LibraryIT helpdesk
Please call ext 03 941 5444 or for less urgent issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your Team Leader in the first instance.