Registering and requesting
Most of the collections are kept safe in storage, but they can be retrieved at your request. To request items you need to register with the Library.
For published items (books, journals, newspapers etc.) You can start that registration now, and complete it when you arrive at the Library, where you’ll just need to show some photo ID. Then you’ll be free to log in and make requests.
For unpublished items such as photographs, manuscripts, drawings, or oral history, you can complete your registration now, log in, and order your first ten items before you get to the library. This is a real time saver! You will also need to show some photo ID when you arrive.
Ordering items for delivery
Collection items are brought to the Reading Rooms throughout the day.
General Reading Room deliveries
|If you order an item||It will be delivered at|
|From 10am||Approximately 30 minutes from the time ordered|
|After 4.30pm||10.00am the following day|
Katherine Mansfield Reading Room deliveries
Please note that the deadline for ordering is 90 minutes before the next delivery.
|If you order by||Your item will be delivered at|
|After 3pm||10.00am the following day|
Items from the following collections will be supplied at times advised by staff at the time of ordering:
- Drawings, paintings, and prints
- Oral history
- Rare books and fine printing