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Aranui Library

General Information

109 Aldershot St, Aranui, Christchurch 8062

03 941 7923

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

Weekdays 9-6, Weekends 10-4

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. Te Kete Wānanga o Aranui | Aranui Library is on Wainoni Park in the heart of the community. We have a collection of books, magazines and AV materials that you are welcome to borrow. You can find out more about te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori in Ngā Pounamu Māori. Our Pasifika Collection holds the stories of our neighbours in and from the Pacific Islands. We have free computers and other technologies for you to use and meeting rooms that you can book. The friendly and skilled team are here to help you use any or all of our resources.
Notes for Cardholders

We can offer concession memberships to Hāpai Access Card Holders which include extended borrowing times and waiving of usual fees associated with our Audio-Visual collections: DVDs, CDS and Talking Book items and certain items for hold requests.

Your support person has free access to any paid activity that you are attending.

Standing and Queuing
We always have staff roving in the library and we are very happy for you to simply approach us or to come to you. Our library space can be quiet at times, but staff are always around ready to help and assist when needed.
Level Access
It is about 6 meters from the closest disabled car park to the main door of the library, you will see the main external door as you approach the library from the car park. Once you have come through these automated doors, there is an internal door that you will pass through as you enter the library. Both doors from the car park into the building do allow access for standard-size wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Please note, that sometimes these doors may take a few seconds to open.
There are two disabled car parks outside the library main entrance, about 6 meters away.
Urgent Toilet Access
There are two standard unisex toilets and one disabled toilet in the library.
Disability Assist Dogs
Assistance dogs are very welcome in the library. Untrained dogs are not allowed in the library.
Essential Companions
Entry is free, so your companion is warmly welcomed. Your support person enjoys complimentary access to any paid activity you attend
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
We are happy to spend time with you to understand what you need and to introduce you to library buildings, services and information in a way that suits you. There is always a space in the building that is quieter where we can work with you.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
We have time to listen and talk with you in a way that works for you. We are familiar with and some our team learn NZSL
Hidden Disabilities
We will ask if there is any way we can help you during your visit. We will follow your lead to make sure you have the best possible experience in our library.
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