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Papanui Library and Service Centre

General Information

35 Langdons Road, Christchurch, 8053

03 941 7923

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

9-6 weekdays, 10-4 weekends

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 Wananga o Papanui | Papanui Library is a busy library across the road from Northland and Papanui High School. It is also close to the bus hub on Main North Road. There is a collection of books, magazines and AV materials for all ages that are available to borrow. The library has a Nga Pounamu Collection and books in Chinese, Japanese and Korean for adults and children. There are free public computers. Our team are happy to help you use any or all of our resources. At the Papanui Service Centre you are able to access the full range of council services and information. This includes paying your rates, registering your dog, topping up your Metro Card, making a community facilities booking, or obtaining information about your property. This site is also a NZ Post Plus site where you are able to purchase stamps and post bags, send NZ and International parcels with courier and tracking services, pay power and phone bills, make finance payments, and more. The Customer Services team are available Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Note the customer service desk is not open during weekends.
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 have staff roving in the library and we are very happy for you to approach us or to come to you. We no longer have quiet libraries so you are welcome to call out or wave to us for help. There are a number of seating options around the library, some close to our main service area. We have trolleys available for you to use while you are in the library. A staff member will happily go with you to the car with you then bring the trolley back.
Level Access
It is about 90 meters from the closest disabled car park (in the carpark behind the library) to the entrance of the library. Access to the automatic doors is via a ramp or steps from the footpath.
The nearest disabled car park is behind the library around 90 meters from the front door. There is a ramp from the footpath to the library entrance.
Urgent Toilet Access
There is a disabled toilet towards the back of the library next to the men's and women's toilets. The disabled toilet also has baby change facilities.
Disability Assist Dogs
Assistance dogs are very welcome in the library. We are happy to get your dog a drink of water so let us know if they are thirsty. We host a weekly Reading to Dogs programme. The dogs taking part in these programmes are trained education dogs and are always accompanied by an Animal Management Officer. Pet 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 have time to listen and talk with you in a way that works for you. We are familiar with and some our team are NZSL learners.
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 are NZSL learners.
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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