Join us, enjoy us.
8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday | Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington
Join us at Te Ahumairangi, the ground floor of the National Library’s Molesworth Street building. Take the first step into the experiences of the National Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Walk in and be welcomed
Enter near the Ra and waka, from where we extend out manaakitanga, and the Kaiarahi team will welcome you and guide you to spaces, places or people who can help you discover our collections and services.
Bring your friends
If you are looking for something tailored to the needs of your group or school, contact our Learning Specialist to arrange a customised experience that suits you perfectly.
When your group arrives at the National Library, the Learning Facilitation staff will host you and help you out – we’re here to make your visit the best it can be.
Experience your heritage
Settle down in the AV pods, and expand your brain with TED Talks, delight in the creativity of Mix and Mash, or revel in our nation’s music through Play it Strange.
Search dates, names or places that matter to you with Lifelines, a one-of-a-kind way of finding your heritage in the collections. Recapture your past or your family, whanau, hapu or iwi history, create a lifeline and email it to yourself.
On your way to HOME for lunch or while you are waiting for your take away coffee, make sure you check out our retail area. This small but perfectly formed space features a treasure trove of unique and beautiful items that showcase some of our most talented artists. Choose from beautiful books, designer gifts, and original artworks – indulge your curiosity.