National Library General Collections
The General Collections cover all subjects to meet the current information needs of New Zealanders. The collections support the reference services we provide to individuals, schools and libraries.
The General Collections are increasingly focused on New Zealand and Pacific Island resources. They contain most New Zealand published material, including the second copy of legal deposit.
Our collecting focus changes to reflect demand. Current focus areas are:
- business information
- children’s literature
- family history
- library and information science
- print disabilities.
Items are in a range of formats, including, books, magazines, microfilms, CDs, DVDs, videos and databases. The collections also provide access to overseas publications online.