Use the Library

Researchers

Start your research at the Alexander Turnbull Library

Librarians

Use Te Puna and National Library services

Publishers & Authors

Get an ISBN, a record, and advice about Legal Deposit

Schools

Support for school libraries and learning

Business

The information you need, quickly and easily

Image search

Browse and search half a million digital images

Papers Past

Millions of pages of historic NZ newspapers

Subscription e-resources

Search electronic resources from around the world

PublicationsNZ

Search everything published in New Zealand

Services to Schools

Information about changes to National Library’s Services to Schools.

Read the documents

Hoki hoki tonumai

Ana Hato sings

A recently digitised gem from New Zealand’s musical past.

T is for Tumblr

Illuminated letter T from a manuscript

Turnbull Rare Books

Beautiful and unique highlights from the collections, now on Tumblr!

Get advice

A woman wearing headphones, taking part in oral history training

Become an oral historian

Oral history advice and workshops to get you started, or hone your skills.

Open data

Detail of Light output chart, 1970

Build new things

Data sets and API access to metadata for millions of records. Grab it and see what you can make!

Poet Laureate

Detail of the Library's Poet Laureate tokotoko

Nominations now open

Nominate your choice for the 2015-2017 New Zealand Poet Laureate!

Tea break tweets

Lance Best with Space Invaders game
Out the way, Lance, you're blocking the KISS pinball machine http://t.co/vZvXmZ3A8L #tbreaktweets

Follow us

Interloan

Interloaned material being handed to a patron

Our books in your hands

Get National Library materials sent to your local library by making an interloan request.

Facebook

Facebook F logo

We're very likeable

Keep on top of our events, new aquisitions, and other fun stuff!