Christchurch's New Central Library

Welcome to Christchurch's new Central Library on Your Voice. This is where you can get regular project updates and also find out about any opportunities to provide feedback and help shape your new Central Library!

The 2,400 ideas received during the last year’s Your Library, Your Voice campaign had a big influence on plans for the $85 million building which is expected to open in 2018.

Along with digital, specialist and print collections the Central Library will have a cafe, 200-seat community arena, exhibition space, outdoor terraces, and areas for families, children and youth.

For more information, visit the Council website

Welcome to Christchurch's new Central Library on Your Voice. This is where you can get regular project updates and also find out about any opportunities to provide feedback and help shape your new Central Library!

The 2,400 ideas received during the last year’s Your Library, Your Voice campaign had a big influence on plans for the $85 million building which is expected to open in 2018.

Along with digital, specialist and print collections the Central Library will have a cafe, 200-seat community arena, exhibition space, outdoor terraces, and areas for families, children and youth.

For more information, visit the Council website

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    Collections held at Central Library

    We are asking for your feedback on some draft principles, so that we can ensure that Central Library collections meet expectations and set Central Library apart from our community libraries.


    We are asking for your feedback on some draft principles, so that we can ensure that Central Library collections meet expectations and set Central Library apart from our community libraries.


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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. 

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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, and what we can do to make the journey easier. 

    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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    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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