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  • Easter Operating Hours

    Easter Operating Hours

    Our Libraries will be closed on Good Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April for the Easter break. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday 7 April.

  • Drop into the Little Free Library

    Drop into the Little Free Library

    The City of Canterbury’s first Little Free Library is unveiled next to Hurlstone Park Train Station on Wednesday, 8 April.

  • April School Holidays at Your Library

    School Holidays @ Your Library

    Keep your children entertained at your local library during the Autumn School Holidays during April 2015!

  • What type of library would you like for Riverwood?

    New Library for Riverwood

    A new library is on the way for Riverwood. Help us prepare for this exciting new facility and tell us what type of library you would like.

  • After School Fun @ Your Library

    Download Pineapple Newsletter

    Pineapple newsletter is jam packed with exciting information about things that are going on, including Holiday Activities, fun facts, comics, & jokes!

About 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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