Christmas holiday hours

Planning some research over or a visit to the exhibitions at the National Library during the Christmas holidays? Check out our Christmas hours.

Ngā haora hararei — Holiday hours

A warm season's greetings to all our researchers and visitors.

From Saturday 21 December to Sunday 5 January, we will be taking a break for Christmas. Have a look at the table below for the holiday hours for:

Alexander Turnbull Library

  • Reading Rooms including Ngā Taonga services based in the Reading Rooms

National Library (ground floor)

  • He Tohu exhibition
  • Pūkana exhibition
  • He Matapihi Molesworth, and
  • Home café, and
  • Rust + Restoration exhibition.

Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 6 January.

You can still order images on the website over the holiday period. We will process image orders when we get back from our holiday break.

Ngā mihi mō te Kirihimete!

Christmas holiday hours

Day Ground floor National Library Alexander Turnbull Library
Saturday 21 December Open 9am to 1pm Open 9am to 1pm
Sunday 22 December Closed Closed
Monday 23 December Open 9am to 5pm Closed
Tuesday 24 December Open 9am to 1pm Closed
Wednesday 25 December Closed Closed
Thursday 26 December Closed Closed
Friday 27 December Closed Closed
Saturday 28 December Closed Closed
Sunday 29 December Closed Closed
Monday 30 December Closed Closed
Tuesday 31 December Closed Closed
Wednesday 1 January Closed Closed
Thursday 2 January Closed Closed
Friday 3 January Open 9am to 1pm Closed
Saturday 4 January Open 9am to 1pm Closed
Sunday 5 January Closed Closed