Role & Vision


Learn about who we are, our role, vision, values, and the legislation that governs us.

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Our History


The National Library was formed in 1965, when the Alexander Turnbull Library, the General Assembly Library, and the National Library Service were brought together.

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Our People


Learn about the people running the Library, our Minister, and how we are organised.

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Visiting Us


You can access our collections in two Wellington locations while the Library's building is being redeveloped. The Library's School Service centres are in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch.

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