Diamond Harbour Library will be open six days a week from Monday, 26 August.
At present, the popular community hub is only open for short periods on Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturday.
However, the move to a six-day operation – Monday to Saturday – follows extra funding approval under the Christchurch City Council Annual Plan.
The library – also known as Te Kete Wānanga o Waipapa – in Waipapa Avenue will also be open for longer on Fridays (2pm to 6pm) and Saturdays (10am to 1pm).
Council Acting Community Libraries Manager Lisa Peterson says local residents have put a very strong case for six-day-a-week access, highlighting the important role the library plays in the community.
“We are so pleased to be able to respond to the demand for increased hours from the Diamond Harbour community – a move supported in the recent Annual Plan,” Ms Peterson says.
“The extension of the Diamond Harbour Library hours opens up a special hub to the wider community, encouraging greater local interaction and an opportunity for more connections.
“For smaller areas like Diamond Library, the library is integral to community well-being. By opening the doors for longer, many more people will be able to benefit from all that the library offers.”
Diamond Harbour Library will be open during the following hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (2pm to 6pm); Wednesdays and Thursdays (10am to 2pm); and Saturdays (10am to 1pm).