National Library Wellington
Te Ahumairangi: 8.30am – 5pm
Reading Rooms: 10am – 5pm
Monday to Saturday
Closed on Public Holidays
Corner Molesworth & Aitken St
0800 474 300
04 474 3000
- Wednesday 23 April: Norman Kirk and the 1973 Springbok rugby tour
- Monday 28 April: Our least-known world famous Hollywood star
- Monday 28 April: The Limelight Moment opens
- Tuesday 6 May: Ephemeral or Encapsulating History?
- Tuesday 20 May: Family history monthly talk – May
- Tuesday 27 May: Fakes and Forgeries
The National Library will be closed on Easter Friday (April 18) and Easter Monday (April 21), and is closed as usual on Sunday.
We are also closed for Anzac Day, on April 25.
Looking beyond the great idea.
Innovation is more than a great idea; it’s about creating a better future. Discover inventions and ideas at our leading edge and unearth some fascinating developments from our colourful past.visit Leading Edge
Until 26 April
The World of James Cowan – his life, work, and legacy.come on in
The persuasive art of New Zealand Railways: The positive vision of the Publicity Department at New Zealand Railways, held by the Turnbull ephemera collection.hit the tracks
HOME – Cafe
Spend lunch or a break at HOME, the National Library’s cafe.get a coffee and a bite
Research with the collections
Talk to one of our topic or format specialists, or our general research experts.
They're available on site, or you can ask your question right now though Ask a Librarian.start your research
Get to work and get creative, alone or in a group.
net.work is an open space for you to make what you want.see what you can do
Mix & Mash
Mix & Mash invites people to take open data and content and turn it into something entirely new.
Come on in and see the fantastic Mix & Mash competition entries made by students, story tellers, artists and developers from across New Zealand.take a look
Explore your heritage in a new way.
Find yourself, your place, and your past on the Lifelines table.get in touch with your past