COVID-19 coronavirus update
Page updated 31 March 2020
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Library buildings closed
The National Library buildings are closed. This is to help efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
We continue to monitor the situation and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines.
More information about New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.
Kia ora, kia kaha, stay well Aotearoa and let’s look after each other.
Status of our services
Although the Library buildings are closed during the COVID-19 alert level 4 our staff are working from home and are responding to enquiries as best we can.
Below is a list of our services and their current status. We will update the list regularly.
|AnyQuestions||Online help for students. AnyQuestions|
|Ask a librarian||No access to onsite resources. We are responding to research enquires using all other resources ar our disposal. We look forward to getting your question. Ask a librarian|
|CiP records||Publishers can request catalogue data before publication. Apply for a CiP|
|DigitalNZ||Discover more than 30 million digital items from more than 200 organisations on any topic. DigitalNZ|
|Download hi-res images||Download hi-res images from the National Library collections.|
|EPIC for schools||Access available using your school EPIC login.|
|ISBN, ISSN, ISMN||International Standard Numbers are a publication's fingerprint. Request an International Standard Number|
|Index New Zealand||Searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals Index New Zealand|
|National Library catalogue||Search the Library's published collections. No access to onsite resources. National Library Catalogue|
|National Library e-resources||Access to ‘freely available resources’. National Library e-resources|
|National Library Facebook||Follow us @NationalLibraryNZ|
|National Library twitter||Follow us @NLNZ|
|Online learning||Term 2 online courses for school librarians and teachers will go ahead as planned. Sign up for these online courses now|
|Open data||Collections of metadata including Turnbull unpublished collections metadata and Turnbull names. Open data|
|Oral history training and advice||For advice on oral history projects or using recording equipment contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our mailing list for information about future workshops email email@example.com|
|Papers Past||Millions of pages of newspapers, journals and letters. Papers Past|
|Preservation Advice||The National Preservation Office provides advice to individuals and organisations about the care and protection of taonga such as letters, papers, diaries, books, photographs, and art works. Preservation advice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Services to School Twitter||Follow us @L2_S2S|
|School Library advice||Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Email email@example.com or phone 0800 LIBLINE (0800 542 5463|
|Teaching and learning resources||For teachers and students. Teaching and learning resources|
|Topic Explorer||Quality, curated resources on a range of topics to support learning. Topic Explorer|
|Turnbull archival collections — Tiaki||Search the Alexander Turnbull Library unpublished collections. No access to onsite resources. Turnbull archival collections — Tiaki|
|Donating items to the Alexander Turnbull Library||Only digital donations. We are still able to accept digital donations shared via file-hosting services such as Dropbox, or emailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|We continue to be interested in knowing about physical donations, and in discussing these with you. If you want to contact us about donating physical items use our Ask a librarian service.|
|Legal Deposit||Only taking digital deposits. Any material you have already sent will be delivered and stored safely until we can return to the building. We can be contacted by email email@example.com|
|Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK)||From 31 March and until further notice the APNK Library Public Wi-Fi is no longer available to members of the community through their Public Library.|
|Events||We are investigating ways to deliver this online.|
|He Tohu exhibition||Building is closed.|
|He Tohu Tamaki||We are investigating ways to deliver this online.|
|Interloan||No access to onsite resources.|
|Music Hire Service||No access to onsite resources.|
|Pūkana exhibition||Building is closed.|
|Reading Rooms||Building is closed.|
|Services to Schools Lending service||Do not return any current loans to National Library until further notice. If you have recently ordered books but not received them yet — they will not be delivered while we are in lockdown.|
|Print Disability Services||No access to onsite resources.|
|Tours||Suspended until further notice.|