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Shirley Library and Service Centre

General Information

36 Marshland Road, Christchurch 8061

03 941 7923

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

9am-6pm Weekdays
10am-4pm 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 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.
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. This is not a quiet library and you are welcome to call out or wave to us for help. There are many seating options around the library including close to our main service areas. A wheelchair is available for you to borrow while using the library if you prefer. We are happy to bring the wheelchair out to you if you call ahead.
Level Access
It is about 5 meters from the closest disabled car park to the main door of the library. The entire building is at street level, with no steps or changes in level. There is a disabled toilet in the foyer of the library.
The nearest disabled car park is immediately outside the entrance to the library, 5 metros from the automatic foyer doors at street level. A wheelchair is available for you to borrow while using the library if you prefer. We are happy to bring the wheelchair out to you if you call ahead.
Urgent Toilet Access
There is one toilet for men and one for women in the foyer of the building. There is also a disabled toilet in the foyer with a baby-changing table inside.
Disability Assist Dogs
Assistance dogs are very welcome in the library. If your dog is thirsty please let us know and we will provide water for them. 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 a quiet area in the building 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
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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