We are always pleased to consider items for donation to the collections. When you offer us items, we consider them in relation to:
- our Collections Policy
- our current collections
- Library resources.
Donations to the Alexander Turnbull Library collections
The Alexander Turnbull Library has always depended on generous individuals, whanau and organisations, who gift materials for the collections.
The Turnbull Library collects a wide range of materials relating to all aspects of New Zealand and Pacific life. Other collection areas include non-New Zealand and Pacific books from before 1800, fine printing, works relating to John Milton and his time, and the history of the book.
To discuss making a donation, contact the Turnbull Library with details about the items you wish to offer.
Gifts of money to the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust or to the Friends of the Turnbull Library help to support the Turnbull Library's collections and their research use. For more information, see the Friends of the Turnbull Library website.
Donations to the Dorothy Neal White Collection
The Dorothy Neal White Collection of children's books has been built mainly through the generous donations of individual people and libraries. We welcome offers of donations to continue building the collection.
To offer a donation, contact us with details of the books you wish to offer.
Donations to the General Collections
We welcome donations to the General Collections that meet the Library's Collections Policy. The primary focus is on published resources written by New Zealanders or Pacific Islanders or about New Zealand and Pacific Islands. They are also primarily in English, te reo Māori or Pacific Island languages.
Please contact us if you are considering making a donation to the National Library General Collections.
Donations to the Digital Collections
The Turnbull is actively seeking digital material to add to our collections. We’re eager to take a look at your digital content, and if it’s in line with our collections policy, see about adding it to our holdings. This is a diverse and rapidly growing collection area, and it's much broader than just digital files.