Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi | Christchurch City Libraries are all about connecting people, inspiring discovery and enriching communities. We provide programmes, facilities and resources, so that you can access a world of ideas and imagination. You can use our spaces to study, create, have fun or meet with other people.
Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre is situated in the the Bishopdale Mall at the Raleigh Avenue end. We have a collection of books, magazines and AV materials for all ages that you are welcome to borrow.
Find out more about te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori in Ngā Pounamu Māori and many other cultures in our wider collections.
There are free public computers to use and ample places to log in to the library Wi-Fi on your own device. We have two outdoor decks with tables and chairs you are most welcome to use to soak up the sunshine.
We also have two meeting rooms, one of which can be booked in advance. Our team is here to help you use any or all of our resources.