National Library Wellington
Te Ahumairangi: 8.30am – 5pm
Reading Rooms: 10am – 5pm
Monday to Saturday
The Library is closed on public holidays
Corner Molesworth & Aitken St
0800 474 300
04 474 3000
- Monday 1 May: Music Month display celebrating Alfred Hill opens
- Wednesday 3 May: New Zealand's rivers: Can we learn from history?
- Friday 5 May: Light of the World: The Citadel Brass Ensemble
- Friday 5 May: Cartoonists Sam Orchard and Toby Morris in conversation
- Tuesday 9 May: The Hope Fault
- Friday 12 May: Wellington Brass-Quad play the classical canon
- Thursday 18 May: RNZAF Brass Quintet
- Thursday 1 June: Perfecting the Treaty partnership?
- Thursday 15 June: Between sovereignty and government
- Tuesday 20 June: National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic
- Saturday 24 June: Essentials of oral history day one: Wellington
- Saturday 22 July: Essentials of oral history day two: Wellington
- Saturday 12 August: Abstracting Oral History: Wellington
- Tuesday 15 August: National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic
- Tuesday 17 October: National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic
Unfolding the map
Cartography in New Zealand.come on in
An ornament to the town
On now at the Turnbull Gallery, an exhibition about the elegant rotundas and bandstands that brought music to the people.see what's on
What's in a name?
Find out more about the place names of Aotearoa.Haere mai
HOME – Cafe
Spend lunch or a break at HOME, the National Library’s cafe.get a coffee and a bite
We're open again!
The National Library’s Wellington building is open Monday to Saturday.
Some of our collections are unavailable while we make sure our collection areas are safe after the Kaikoura earthquake.See what's available
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
Explore your heritage in a new way.
Find yourself, your place, and your past on the Lifelines table.get in touch with your past