Earthquake information for staff of Christchurch City Libraries

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.

Essential informationOK

Please follow Civil Defence for information on what to do.

Further information is available on from public preparedness information on

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

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your Team Leader in the first instance.

Kia kaha

Shirley Hall

10 thoughts on “Earthquake information for staff of Christchurch City Libraries

  1. Ria Espina February 23, 2011 / 1:45 am

    hi! I have a friend who works with you, Hayley Concepcion is her name. Her family and friends are worried for her. It would be nice if you could give information on her status. Thanks so much.

  2. absolutelyobvious February 23, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Hi Ria

    Have you been able to get hold of her yet?


  3. Jo Yang February 23, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    Hi Ria,

    I got an email from Haley at 11:39 yesterday.

    If you have anything about her please let me know.


  4. all1s0n February 24, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    yesterday at 3:38 Hayley posted this on Facebook “Hi friends thanks for your prayers and concerns. Rita and I are alright just a bit shaken because we were both (but not tgether)in the city centre when the quake happened. Tried texting yesterday but there was no signal most of the time. Still no power at our place tho. Miss ko tuloy mag fb hehehe”. Hope that helps Ria.

  5. Jo Yang February 24, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    Ria, Hayley is OK. I talked with her this afternoon. Her cellphone is working.If you want to try.

  6. Janelle Warden February 25, 2011 / 6:28 am

    I have a friend at 2/22 A Augusta St Redcliffs that may be without power ’cause I haven’t gotten an email from her. I think her phone is 027-345-9557…

    I have been following the earthquake news here in Florida because we visited there in November 2010

    Our cousins in Strowan are fine except the daughter’s house was badly damaged.

    Bless all of you and stay safe
    Janelle Warden

  7. Cathy White March 2, 2011 / 3:40 am

    Library staff are gathering at 1pm Wednesday at Deans Bush. Come if you can to catch up with friends and colleagues. All CAD staff are safe but shaken and some, like me, are now earthquake refugees. Looking forward to sharing thoughts with the library family on Wednesday.

  8. Janelle Warden March 2, 2011 / 5:29 am

    Wish I could be with the CAD staff in person but will think about all of you. I am a retired librarian in Florida and will keep all of you in my prayers. My friend in Redcliffs is fine but also has a badly damaged home. She has power now but no water.
    Janelle Warden

  9. Ria Espina March 2, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    Jo and Shirley,

    Thanks so much for the info. I am relieved to know she is just fine.

    Have a great day ahead!


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