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Image searchBrowse and search half a million digital images

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Borrow for an exhibition

You can borrow items from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections to use in public exhibitions in New Zealand or internationally.

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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!

Rehoming our overseas published collections

Get the latest information about what we are doing with our overseas published collection.

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Donate an item

Donate items to the collections
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.

Communities of Readers

Communities of Readers

Connecting more children and young people to reading

Learn about the work we are doing in a small number of communities to strengthen reading engagement.

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

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

Oral history advice

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Become an oral historian
Oral history advice and workshops to get you started, or hone your skills.

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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
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