Welcome back

After two years away, we’re back in our redeveloped building in Thorndon, with upgraded Reading Rooms and collections facilities.

Molesworth Street building.

Come and see us

Corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets


Opening hours

Monday to Saturday

10am - 5pm

Get in touch

Phone: 04 474 3000

Email: information@natlib.govt.nz

Fax: 04 474 3035

Ask a Librarian

Book a tour

We open fully in November, and we're inviting you to book your group in for one of our brand-new tours. Come check out the redeveloped building, learn the fundamentals of research, talk to specialists and get an inside view of the collections, or bring your school group.

See our new tours and make a booking

How to get here

We’re across from the Parliament in the north end of Wellington City, a quick walk from the CBD.

Catch a bus or a train to the Wellington Railway Station and then just wander up the street. All trains come to the station, and so do most buses.

Check your train timetable

Find a bus to get you here