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
Unfolding the map
Cartography in New Zealand.come on in
The Next Word
On now at the Turnbull Gallery, an exhibition exploring the many-faceted voices of New Zealand poets.see what's on
See this catastrophe through the eyes of kiwi soldiers who were there.Haere mai
HOME – Cafe
Spend lunch or a break at HOME, the National Library’s cafe.get a coffee and a bite
The Alexander Turnbull Library research services and onsite access to collections will close from 5pm Friday 22 December and reopen 10am Monday 8 January.
The He Tohu exhibition will remain open to the public on 27–29 December and 3–5 January from 10–2pm.See our Christmas hours
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