Accommodation noticeboard – new location

Need Accommodation? Looking for a Flatmate?


Check out the Accommodation noticeboard located outside the UCSA Offices in the Puaka-James Hight  Undercroft.

Add your own notice or complete an online form here.

Contact or visit UC Accommodation Services for help and advice on halls of residence, homestay, renting, or tenancy issues:


Phone 369 3569

Or call in to the Students Services Centre, Level 1, Matariki

Uni-cycle update – all of University Drive one-way

From today, Monday 9 January 2017, the one-way system on University Drive (heading east towards Clyde Road) will be in place along the whole length of University Drive.

  • Access to University Drive will be from Ilam Road only. There will continue to be no entry to University Drive from Clyde Road. Exit from University Drive will be via Clyde Road only.
  • Access to the Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde car parks will be via Ilam Road only. When exiting the car parks, left turn only towards Clyde Road.
  • Pedestrians should follow the signed detour routes.
  • Cyclists can use Arts Road or Kirkwood Ave, or follow the signed detour route as well. Do not enter University Drive from Clyde Road and cycle into oncoming traffic.

Please take extra care when travelling through the area – slow down, follow onsite signage and look out for others.

The work on University Drive is expected to be completed in early February. More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available on the Christchurch City Council website.

How to use the library in summer

We know that over summer the library is the furthest thing from your mind. After all, Burrows and Carter Statute Law isn’t exactly a relaxing beach read (but power to you if it is).

You may not realise that there is more to the library then fighting over high demand books and finishing your essays at 10pm. In fact, there are a few ways you can make the most out of the library during the summer break. First up, books!

Yes I know, seems obvious, but do you actually know just how many different types of books we have. There is a range of fiction across the four libraries including gripping detective stories, New Zealand and Māori fiction, the classics and of course new titles.

Or perhaps you’re spending time entertaining kids these holidays and have already seen Moana four times. The Education Library has picture books for the younger ones as well as Junior and Young Adult Fiction for the older readers (or for yourself, YA for life!)

2If you’re still not in the right head space to pick up a book, check out our DVD collection. There are some fantastic movies and TV series hiding in there that are perfect for those rainy Christchurch days.

While it’s great to see your family over the holidays, it’s also nice to have some time to yourself. The library is pretty quiet over summer and there are plenty of bean bags to relax into. Bring a book, your laptop or just have a nap, we won’t judge and we certainly won’t disturb.

Why not learn a language or new skill. Have you been making resolutions each year to brush up on that High School Japanese? Maybe you always wanted to learn how to knit, expand your cooking skills, or are trying to become the next NZ hottest home baker. Have a look on our catalogue for something you’re interested in, or talk to one of our library staff.

You have four libraries at your disposal, so take advantage of them this summer.

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