News

New easy to remember library and
service centre hours


Selwyn Libraries and service centres* will have new easy to remember hours of operation from 1
February 2019.

The changes are in response to customer research and a trial of extended opening hours undertaken
in 2018. Opening hours have been extended and standardised across the district with the overall total
number of opening hours across the network increasing from 196 hours to 220 hours a week.

  • Monday to Friday 9am–6pm (Lincoln and Rolleston open to 8pm on Thursdays)
  • Saturday 10am–4pm
  • Sunday 10am–4pm at Lincoln and Rolleston. Closed at Darfield and Leeston

Alongside the extended hours, the digital and electronic resources are available 24/7.

*changes are excluding Rolleston Service Centre on Norman Kirk Drive

Closed for Waitangi Day

All Selwyn District Libraries will close for Waitangi Day:

Wednesday 6 February

Library branches will be open again as usual on Thursday 7 February.

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Latest news

Catalogue upgrade

Our catalogue will be upgraded on Wednesday 14 November during the night. We do not anticipate any interruption of service.

New Website

November 2018

Hey we have a new website - we hope you like it as much as we do. The old one was getting a bit ratty as I'm sure you will agree. Here's some of the key points of our new site:

  • its good to go on desktop or mobile device - yes it will slickly resize to fit your smartphone
  • get to the key eResources from the link on the top right
  • view all our events and programmes on our events page
  • brand new book recommendations for kids and adults

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