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Motor Manuals Collection

The Motor Manuals Collection includes car and motorbike manuals dating back to the early 1900s. The collection hasn’t been added to since 1992, but you can still borrow items.

The Motor Manuals Collection includes about 6,500 manuals for all makes and models. The majority are for British, American and Australian vehicles produced between 1950 and 1990.

We have a small number of manuals for diesel models and Japanese cars.

Access items in this collection

Search for descriptions of items in this collection, then make a booking by clicking "Request to view" or contacting us. Items can be used in the Library’s Reading Room.

These collections are now stored in Wellington.

Get copies from items in this collection

Copies can be made from items in this collection if copying doesn’t breach copyright. Photocopiers, and printers for microfiche and microfilm readers are available for use in the Library's Reading Room.

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Borrow items in this collection

You can borrow items from this collection by interloan through your local library. We lend to New Zealand and overseas libraries.

More about interloans