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  • Arts and Library Advisory Committee Nominations now open

    Arts & Library Advisory Committee

    We are now seeking to appoint members for our Arts and Library Advisory Committee. Nominations Close at 4pm, Friday 6 March 2015.

  • Teaching faith in our City

    Teaching faith in our City

    Join us for a talk by two religious teachers sharing their teaching experiences on Thursday 19 March.

  • Close the Gap

    Close the Gap

    Join speakers from Canterbury Hospital, OXFAM and the community to talk about what initiatives are happening in Canterbury to Close the Gap.

  • eLibrary


    You now have access to great quality online information and eBooks 24/7.

  • State Library eResources

    State Library eResources

    Free 24/7 access to local & international newspapers, ebooks, full-text journals, magazines, and online databases.

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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