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Performed by The Tahiwis

A recently digitised gem from New Zealand’s musical past.

Music collections

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Find out how to donate or bequest an item to our collections.

Preservation advice

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Look after special items
Learn how to take care of your precious photographs, books, and digital documents with advice from the National Preservation Office.

Interloan

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Our books in your hands
Get National Library materials sent to your local library by making an interloan request. And more.

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Turnbull Ephemera
Beautiful and unique posters, prints, and other materials from daily life.

Turnbull Rare Books
Gorgeous manuscripts, intricate fine printing, and other wonderful objects.

Open data

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Data sets and API access to metadata for millions of records. Grab it and see what you can make!

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Our strategic directions

Turning knowledge into value: this is the National Library's strategic direction to 2030.

See how we're aiming for big changes in taonga, knowledge, and reading.

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National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
The National Library acknowledges the support of Air New Zealand through the Te Puna Foundation
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
The National Library acknowledges the support of Air New Zealand through the Te Puna Foundation