Libraries  |  26 Jul 2019

Library lovers can return to one of Christchurch’s most busy libraries following site work.

Fendalton Library and Service Centre – on the corner of Jeffreys Road and Clyde Road – will reopen on Monday after five months of refurbishment and repairs.

Facility users will also appreciate a new heating and ventilation system.

Christchurch City Council Head of Libraries and Information Carolyn Robertson says the library features improved spaces to better support services and help engage with the local community.

“The enhanced space better meets community needs, providing plenty of room for social interaction and a wealth of knowledge and entertainment resources,” Ms Robertson says.

“The library is a key component of the local social infrastructure – a true centre of the neighbourhood.

“I know that the library and service centre’s services and accessibility are particularly valued by members of the older and younger communities.”

Council Head of Citizen and Customer Services Sarah Numan says the Fendalton Library and Service Centre will reopen on schedule following much needed work.

“Staff have done a great job in providing centre services at a nearby pop-up centre in Fendalton Village,” Ms Numan says.

“However, they are pleased to return to the improved centre and utilise the new customer service desk which brings staff out into an open space.”

All of the usual services will be available, including postal services.

The original building opened in July 2000, with more than 6000 issues on the first day.