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The Wellington National Library Building

National Library Wellington

Monday to Friday

Te Ahumairangi: 9am to 5pm

Reading Rooms: 10am to 5pm


Te Ahumairangi: 9am to 1pm

Reading Rooms: Closed

The Library is closed on public holidays

Corner Molesworth & Aitken St

0800 474 300

04 474 3000

Our Christmas hours

The Alexander Turnbull is closed from 5pm Friday, 21 December. Reopens 7 January.

He Tohu is open 27 to 29 December and 3 to 5 January.

Ngā mihi harikoa mo te wā Kirihimete.

Plan your visit over the Christmas break.

Tiakiwai Conference Centre

Library auditorium.

A conference centre cloaked in history, knowledge and cultural significance.

Talk to us about your event.

Children's Holocaust Memorial

A button and picture of a child.

Visit this unique Memorial, education and learning experience honouring the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust

Haere mai

HOME – Cafe

Logo of HOME

Spend lunch or a break at HOME, the National Library’s cafe.

Get a coffee and a bite.

Research with the collections

Staff member helping a patron

Talk to one of our topic or format specialists, or our general research experts.

They're available on site, or you can ask your question right now though Ask a Librarian.

Start your research.

Detail from Book of hours, 15th century

Get to work and get creative, alone or in a group. is an open space for you to make what you want.

See what you can do.


One of the questions from the Lifelines table: Nō whea koe?

Explore your heritage in a new way.

Find yourself, your place, and your past on the Lifelines table.

Get in touch with your past.