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.

Collecting plan – Cartographic: 2016-2018

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Cartographic Collection.

Collecting plan – Drawings, Paintings, and Prints: 2016-2018

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

Collecting plan – Ephemera: 2016-2018

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Ephemera Collection.

Collecting plan – Manuscripts: 2016-2018

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Manuscripts Collection.

Collecting plan – Music: 2016-2018

The purpose of the General Music Collection is to support New Zealand's libraries in meeting demand for resources to support performance and the general study of music in New Zealand.

Collecting plan – New Zealand and Pacific Published Collections: 2016-2018

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

Collecting plan – Oral History and Sound: 2016-2018

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

Collecting plan – Overseas Published Collections: 2016-2018

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

Overseas Published Collections — collection management project

We are now halfway through a project to review and rehome up to 600,000 books from our Overseas Published Collections. We update this page regularly with information about the project.

Collecting plan – Photographs: 2016-2018

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Photographic Collection.

Collecting plan – Rare Books and Fine Printing Collection: 2016-2018

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

Collecting plan – Schools Collection: 2016-2018

Find out about collecting and priorities for the Schools Collection.