Libraries

We have three libraries funded as a service of the Waimakariri District Council - Rangiora, Oxford and Kaiapoi.

Free access to the public libraries at Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford is available to all residents, ratepayers and children of the district. You can also borrow items from our libraries if you live out of the district, either by paying a fee per item, or having a six-monthly subscription.

We have quality collections of books, eBooks, DVDs, music, magazines, newspapers and talking books. We also offer a wealth of reference and local history information both print and electronic, and if we don't have what you need we can interloan from other libraries.

The Rangiora Library is located at 141 Percival Street, just next to the Rangiora service centre. The Chamber Gallery is a part of the library building, where regular art exhibitions are held. There is also a Citizens Advice Bureau situated in the Rangiora Library.

The Kaiapoi Library is situated in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, on the corner of Williams Street and Raven Quay. This building also houses the Kaiapoi service centre, Kaiapoi Museum and Art on the Quay.

The Oxford Library and service centre are located at 34 Main Street, Oxford.

Waimakariri Libraries has its own website - check it out and see what we offer.