Tūranga Christchurch City Libraries

All year round

Tūranga fosters life-long learning and is the place for information, inspiration and entertainment.

At nearly 10,000 square metres, Tūranga is the largest public library in the South Island and the flagship for the Christchurch City Libraries network, supporting 19 community, digital, and mobile libraries. Creative spaces, entertainment spaces and relaxing spaces.



For more info visit:

Christchurch City Libraries


Main Branch Tūranga
60 Cathedral Square
Central Christchurch


03 941 7923




Christchurch City Council worked with input from Barrier Free, Be Accessible, the Disability Advisory Group (DAG), and Smile Dial to make the building as accessible as possible.


Bike stands are located on the Cathedral Square and Gloucester Street sides of Tūranga. A number of cycleways lead into the central city. Many buses stop within 350m-600m.


Four ‘P120’ mobility parking spaces immediately outside Tūranga. Two of these are on Gloucester Street and two are on Colombo Street. Metered parking spaces opposite the library on Gloucester Street, and metered on-street parks within a 5 to 10 minute walk to Tūranga. Off-street car parks are located at 192 Gloucester Street, 158 Hereford Street, and 105 Worcester Street.

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