Christchurch's New Central Library

A big thank you to those who contributed to the more than 2000 ideas for the New Central Library via the Your Library, Your Voice campaign.
Some people want a lively family-friendly library with less of a “ssshh factor,” while others want quiet
spaces where they can read and study in peace.
Architect Carsten Auer is confident clever library design can satisfy the demand for both. “We’re
really trying to make this a building that meets the needs of the people of Christchurch. Libraries are no longer just a repository for books. They’re information hubs and social hubs, and the design will reflect that.“ Read the full media release here!
Follow progress on the New Central Library as it develops.


A big thank you to those who contributed to the more than 2000 ideas for the New Central Library via the Your Library, Your Voice campaign.
Some people want a lively family-friendly library with less of a “ssshh factor,” while others want quiet
spaces where they can read and study in peace.
Architect Carsten Auer is confident clever library design can satisfy the demand for both. “We’re
really trying to make this a building that meets the needs of the people of Christchurch. Libraries are no longer just a repository for books. They’re information hubs and social hubs, and the design will reflect that.“ Read the full media release here!
Follow progress on the New Central Library as it develops.


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  • How would you use the New Central Library?

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    The design team are interested to find out how you would use the New Central Library - printed or digital? Online research or asking a librarian? Fill in this quick survey here

    The design team are interested to find out how you would use the New Central Library - printed or digital? Online research or asking a librarian? Fill in this quick survey here

    28 Apr 2014, 12:24 PM
  • What could the New Central Library look like?

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    What do you want the New Central Library to look like on the inside? What do you want it to look like on the outside? 
    Submit your ideas here - you can even upload photos from other libraries and let us know what you like about them. 

    What do you want the New Central Library to look like on the inside? What do you want it to look like on the outside? 
    Submit your ideas here - you can even upload photos from other libraries and let us know what you like about them. 

    07 Apr 2014, 03:21 PM
  • Discussion Forum

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    Discuss your ideas with others in our interactive forum. Topics will change weekly, so be sure to check back in regularly!

    Discuss your ideas with others in our interactive forum. Topics will change weekly, so be sure to check back in regularly!

    12 Mar 2014, 02:27 PM
  • What's Most Important?

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    There are lots of things to consider when designing the New Central Library. Tell us what you think is most important out of this list.

    There are lots of things to consider when designing the New Central Library. Tell us what you think is most important out of this list.

    10 Mar 2014, 02:34 PM
  • How would you travel to the New Central Library?

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    Let us know how you'd like to travel to the New Central Library and what we can do to make your journey easier.

    Let us know how you'd like to travel to the New Central Library and what we can do to make your journey easier.

    18 Mar 2014, 11:01 AM
  • Ask a Question

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    Ask a question about the New Central Library! You can also check out the FAQs, in case your question has already been answered. 

    Ask a question about the New Central Library! You can also check out the FAQs, in case your question has already been answered. 

    12 Mar 2014, 02:25 PM