The New Central Library will foster life-long learning and be the place for information, inspiration and entertainment.
The five storey library will sit on the northern edge of Cathedral Square beside the Convention Centre and Performing Arts Precinct.
Located on the northern edge of the Square, the Library will integrate with both the Convention Centre Precinct and the Performing Arts Precinct.
The New Central Library has a special place in the city library network.
Three temporary libraries have served the Central City since the 2011 earthquakes closed the old building in Gloucester Street.
Christchurch’s New Central Library design was inspired by the Port Hills and the native Harakeke flax that once grew in the area.
More than 2400 ideas collected during the "Your Library, Your Voice" campaign played a big part in the design of the New Central Library
The New Central Library will have new spaces, equipment and programmes not found in traditional libraries.
Artist's impressions of the New Central Library
Answers to common questions about the New Central Library.