This is from the Christchurch City Libraries blog today, in the wake of the February 22 earthquake:
Information about libraries opening
The following libraries are now open for their normal opening hours:
All other Christchurch City Libraries are closed until further notice.
Due Dates extended
We have extended due dates of all items issued to 1 May 2011. Sorry if, in the meantime, you have had an automated email about an overdue item. We are waiving all fines incurred from the 22 Feb ...
Please help us by keeping items at home
We are assisting with emergency and welfare operations, so for reasons for safety, logistics, and staffing we are not currently able to deal with returns. Please DO NOT return any items to any of our libraries until further notice.
Special arrangements at other libraries:
The following libraries have confirmed to us that they have made a special arrangement for Christchurch residents who are temporarily staying away from home. If your nearest library is not listed below, just ask. We are sure they will do their best for you.
Thanks everyone and stay safe
Kia kaha Christchurch.