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The Wellington National Library Building

National Library Wellington

Te Ahumairangi: 8.30am – 5pm

Reading Rooms: 10am – 5pm

Monday to Saturday

The Library is closed on public holidays

Corner Molesworth & Aitken St

0800 474 300

04 474 3000

Upcoming events

New auditorium

Library auditorium.

New auditorium opening mid 2018.

talk to us about your event

Death & Desire

Woman with amazing Victorian hairstyle

Open now!

Hair in the Turnbull Collections

Haere mai

Topp Twins

Topp Twins an exhibition for New Zealand.

A celebration of the things that have shaped us as a nation.

see what's on

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