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About the Library

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The National Library of New Zealand is here to help you access and use the collective knowledge of the nation.

It's our job to collect, connect, and co-create knowledge to power New Zealand.

  • Collect : New Zealand's documentary taonga in words, sounds and pictures are collected, protected and accessible
  • Connect : New Zealanders can easily access national and international resources through knowledge networks
  • Co-create : New Zealanders working together to turn knowledge into value

As a library and as a national institution we are open to one and all, and you can find out more about the role of the Library as defined in the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act (2003).