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  • Vacation Care Fun

    Vacation Care Program

    Finding something interesting, educational, entertaining or fun for kids to do during the school holiday with our vacation care program.

  • Drop into the Little Free Library

    Drop into the Little Free Library

    The City of Canterbury’s first Little Free Library is located next to Hurlstone Park Train Station. Check out a book today!

  • Perpetual Poppies Collection Launch Podcast

    Perpetual Poppies Collection

    Listen to Colin Beacroft and Kerin Wanstall from the Canterbury & District Historical Society at the launch of the Perpetual Poppies Collection.

  • Bouncing Babies Rhyme Time

    Bouncing Babies Rhyme Time

    Come along and join in the fun, introducing your baby to rhymes, songs, board books and other bouncing babies!

Our Libraries

Library membership is free and open to anyone. You can apply for a card at any branch of the Canterbury City Council Library Service.

Library Catalogue

Search the City of Canterbury online library catalogue to find books, DVD's, magazines and much more!

Library News & Events

Visit this page to keep up to date with the latest library news and events!

Library Services

We provide a host of services through our Library Services, including computer training, language classes, homework assistance and much more!


Our eLibrary is convenient and easy to use. It's available 24/7, and delivered straight to your computer, smart phone, iPad, tablet, iPod or MP3 player.

Book Lovers

New books lists, authors talks, book groups, reading resources - everything for the avid book lover!


Looking to break the boredom? Do you want something fun to do afterschool? Then look no further than our Kidz Zone!


There are plenty of things for teens to do in our library - check out your local branch for details on school holiday and after school activites for teens!

Canterbury's Heritage

The Local Studies and Family History collections are specialised reference collections which will help you discover the history, geography and legacy of Canterbury City.

The Canterbury Story Project

We all have different stories or special memories that are worth sharing. Thirty eight of these stories are now captured through The Canterbury Story Project.

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