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:
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.
Make connections in your community
Uncover local content
We have a strong focus on Christchurch heritage. Have a look at the following resources:
- Tī Kōuka Whenua Māori history in Ōtautahi
- Christchurch people and places
- Early Christchurch images
- Christchurch street and place names
- Historical maps
- Christchurch rock music posters from the 1980s
- Ballantynes’ Fire
- Parker–Hulme murder case
Discover more digitised resources.
Explore our services
- Read Library news
- Browse what is new and updated on the website
- Read our latest Edition to catch this month’s theme
- Subscribe to our regular email newsletters
- Browse our RSS feeds
- Read our monthly New titles
Play in the catalogue
You can make booklists, rate books, write reviews, and share your opinions on our social catalogue.
Connect with social media
- Christchurch City Libraries blog
- Christchurch kids blog for 8 to 12–year–olds
- Flickr photostream
Need more help?
For more help, contact our helpful librarians.