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.


Quick Surveys

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    What's most important?

    Let the architects know - how important to you are the following things?

    Let the architects know - how important to you are the following things?

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    Travelling to and from the New Central Library

    The New Central Library will occupy a prominent site on the corner of   Gloucester Street and Cathedral Square.  We'd like to hear about how you'd travel to and from…

    The New Central Library will occupy a prominent site on the corner of   Gloucester Street and Cathedral Square.  We'd like to hear about how you'd travel to and from the New Central Library, and what we can do to make the journey easier. 

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    How would you use the Library?

    The design team are interested to find out how you use the Library, to help them design the right types of spaces. 

    The design team are interested to find out how you use the Library, to help them design the right types of spaces.