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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

New auditorium

Library auditorium.

New library auditorium opening mid 2018. Find out more and make an enquiry.

Topp Twins

Topp Twins an exhibition for New Zealand.

Open now!

On now - a celebration of the things that have shaped us as a nation.

see what's on

Islands in Time

Shore parties in convoy, going ashore at Aitutaki.

See Palmerston Atoll at a time of transition.

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