Collections policy

Read our Collections Policy and collecting plans. The Collections Policy provides a set of principles which inform the Library’s collecting activities, and are outlined further in the collecting plans for the various collecting areas in the Library.

Contents

National Library of New Zealand Collections Policy

The National Library of New Zealand Collections policy outlines the scope of the National Library collections and its mandate for collecting.

Alexander Turnbull Library General Collection collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Alexander Turnbull Library General Collection.

Cartographic collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Cartographic Collection.

Children’s Collection collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Children's Collection.

Drawings, paintings, and prints collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Drawings, Paintings and Prints Collection

Ephemera collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Ephemera Collection.

Manuscripts collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Manuscript Collection.

Music collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Music Collections.

New Zealand and Pacific Published Collections collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the New Zealand and Pacific Published Collections.

Oral History and Sound collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Oral History and Sound Collection.

Overseas Published Collections collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Overseas Published Collections.

Overseas Published Collections — collection management project

We are nearing the end of a project to review and rehome up to 600,000 books from our Overseas Published Collections. Find out about the project. We update this page regularly with information about the project.

Photographs collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Photographs collection.

Rare Books and Fine Printing Collection collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Rare Books and Fine Printing Collection.

Schools Collection collecting plan

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Schools Collection.