Story: Canterbury region

The new library (2nd of 2)

The new library

By the 1960s the University of Canterbury had outgrown its central city site and moved progressively to a new campus in the suburb of Ilam. This is the 11-storey library, completed in 1974. Its modern design is in stark contrast to the old university buildings, now occupied by the Christchurch Arts Centre.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Social institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015