A Tiki Tour of our Digital Library


This Tiki Tour takes a trip around our online offerings.
Find information about our collections and services, and unique Canterbury content.

What you can find in the Digital Library

We have books in our physical libraries – but also audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, magazines, material in other languages, and more in our collections.

Online, our home page links you to:

Dip into The Source

Your library card and PIN give you access to online resources in The Source. Try:

Cover of The Press from Press Display

Press Display is a large digital newspaper library. Full-page replicas of current print editions, including editorial content, graphics and advertising. Up to ninety days back issues.

Freegal is a service that lets you legally download and keep music MP3s and music videos MP4s from the Sony Music catalogue. Download up to three songs per week or one music video and one song.

OverDrive is a free e-book and audiobook collection. Find out more about our e-books.

Make connections in your community

Uncover local content

Map of the colony of New Zealand from official documents. 1844
Map of the colony of New Zealand from official documents. 1844

We have a strong focus on Christchurch heritage. Have a look at the following resources:

Discover more digitised resources.

Photo of Bird's eye poster
Birds eye view poster from our 1980s Christchurch Rock Music poster collection.

Explore our services

Keep up–to–date

Play in the catalogue

Cover of I only want you love me
“The cover gives you a clue – this is lusciously colourful photography …It oozes with 80s-esque style and glamour.”

Search our catalogue to find books, images, music, magazines, DVDs and more. Use a catalogue app on your mobile.

You can make booklists, rate books, write reviews, and share your opinions on our social catalogue.

Connect with social media

Need more help?

For more help, contact our helpful librarians.

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