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Our services for researchers

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The Alexander Turnbull Library provides world-class research services. Turnbull Library staff are experts in all kinds of topic areas, and research in general.

Explore our services for researchers

Plan your visit

People at the library.

What do I need to know before I come in to the Library?

Be prepared!

Ask a Librarian

Librarians working with researchers.

Can't make it into the library? Need to dig deeper? Use our Ask a librarian service.

Ask a Librarian! or call us 0800 474 300.

Our collections

researchers use the collections

We've got it all. Very nearly, anyway. Books, newspapers, photos, databases, cd-roms, vinyl, journals...

Our collections

Register and request

Register to use the collections, and then order your research materials.

Sign up and make an order

Research guides

Use our research guides to start your online research, subjects include family history, whakapapa, Pasifika.

Research guides

Making copies

You can get research copies of just about anything in the collections.

Making copies