Movin’ on

Many things have been changing and moving recently and this includes the food and hospitality books in the library.   If you have been looking for the trusty old Edmonds Cookery Book it has moved from upstairs to downstairs opposite the issues desk.  All books from the TX section (food and hospitality collection) have moved downstairs.  


So come in and have a browse or check out our new book Cooking with Charles Royal which uses native plants and herbs to make starters, mains and sweet treats.  Check out this recipe for Pikopiko pesto. Enjoy!

Easter is coming

Easter is coming, and the last long weekend before we head into the depths of winter. The Library is closed on Friday 22nd April, open again on Wednesday 27th at 8am.

For many people in Christchurch a long weekend might seem like the perfect opportunity to head as far away as possible to escape the rubble and silt, but check out what’s on locally before you head for the hills.

Events range from traditional Easter religious celebrations….

St John Passion

to the more  unique….” a multimedia journey into the heart of Easter”

Event Finder lists various musical offerings, plus a family carnival in Richmond,  Riccarton Bush Saturday Farmer’s Market, and tours of the Air Force Museum out at Wigram, where there will also be an Anzac Day  Commemoration Service on Monday 25th April

If you are still thinking of heading out of town there is the Easter Art  Weekend at Castle Hill, or the not so arty…. but enthusiastic,  motorbike racing in Methven.

For the more musically inclined there is the Canterbury Family Festival of Music just 40mins away in the Waipara Valley. A weekend of concerts, workshops, jam sessions and a barndance.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, enjoy, stay safe and stay warm, the weather forecast is mixed but that might be a good thing for any Easter ski bunnies out there!

The Library re-opens on Wednesday 27th April at 8am.

April 30th will see the return of weekends and late-nights as we gradually return to normal. Keep checking the CPIT website for post-quake updates

The COWS came home

After the earthquake, the laptops that we had for loan in the library were needed to help with teaching classes out at Hornby. Now that the Library is open again the Computers On WheelS have come home. There are 10 laptops available, each with a CD/DVD drive and the complete Microsoft Office 2010 installed.They are issued for 3 hours at a time and automatically detect CPIT  Wifi.

While there is no printing available via wifi, there is a computer in the High-Use area in the Library (directly behind the Service Desk) that is available for you to log-in and, using a pen-drive, print your work.

Laptops available for loan

Changes in the Library

Welcome back ! It is great to have students back in the Library. We are open from 8am – 5pm this week and will be monitoring demand.

While we tidied things up we made a few changes around the place. The Maori and Pasifika collections have moved  and are now located at the start of the collection, straight ahead when you come in the door.

The fiction, or Leisure collection has been re-located to the far corner, alongside quiet study carrels.

The Fiction or Leisure collection is now located in the far corner of the Library.

To create some space in the shelving upstairs we have moved the food and hospitality collection downstairs in front of the issue desk. This includes anything with  TX as a shelf location.

The POD is temporarily unavailable as a student drop-in as it is being used for teaching. When there are no classes it may be accessible from the Atrium corridor.

Food and Hospitality Collection (TX) moved from upstairs – now located in front of the main Service Desk

While some students are still being taught at other locations we will continue to offer Library support at Lincoln, Papanui, Hornby and Cashmere. Please let us know if there is anything you need and we will endeavour to make it available. Email us on or ring us on (03) 940-8089