COVID-19 coronavirus update

Find out about our response to the changed COVID-19 Alert Levels.

Page updated 22 September 2020

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National Library Auckland
National Library Wellington and Alexander Turnbull Library
Services to Schools
Events check website for status
He Tohu open

National Library Auckland

The National Library Auckland is closed under Alert Level 2.

National Library Wellington and Alexander Turnbull Library

The National Library Wellington is open under Alert Level 1.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • keep your distance from other people
  • wash your hands
  • sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.

Stay home if you are sick.

What you need to know for your Wellington visit

  • Opening hours Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 9am to 1pm.
  • Alexander Turnbull Library Reading Rooms are open — Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat 9am to 1pm.
  • Our COVID-19 tracing QR is on display.
  • The ground floor foyer is open.
  • He Tohu is open.
  • The Retail Store is open.
  • HOME Café is open.
  • He Matapihi Molesworth Library is open.

Alexander Turnbull Library Reading Rooms are open

The Reading Rooms are open.

Services to Schools

With Auckland's move to Alert Level 2, the lending service from our Auckland Centre is operating. Schools can now return books.

Events check website for status

Most of our events are proceeding. We will continue to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines for event management. We will register you when you arrive.

Some events have had to be cancelled or postponed.

Please check the website for updated information about individual events.

National Library events

He Tohu open

The He Tohu exhibition is open.