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 Ōraka | Shirley Library is located beside The Palms Mall, sharing a carpark with them. We have a collection of books, magazines and AV materials for all ages that you are welcome to borrow as well as a CCC Service Desk and NZ Post Counter inside our building.
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 also printing facilities, free computers, chess and mahjong sets to use on-site. Our team is here to help you use any or all of our resources although you may just want to relax with a magazine or join one of our many programmes.
At the Shirley 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.