TAPUHI contains records for the items held in the Alexander Turnbull Library unpublished collections.


Use TAPUHI to search for:

  • manuscripts
  • photographs
  • drawings, paintings, prints and cartoons
  • ephemera (for example, posters and flyers)
  • manuscript maps.

More about the Alexander Turnbull Library collections

Items held in the Oral History Centre collection are described on TAPUHI but the descriptions are not yet available on the internet. You can search for oral histories when you visit the Library in Wellington, or we can carry out a search for you.

More about the Oral History Centre collection

Searching TAPUHI

On TAPUHI you can search within specific collections (for example, the Photographic Archive) or across all the collections. You’ll find search tips and help pages on TAPUHI. 'Digital copy: Digital copy available' means you can find a digital copy of the item on the National Library Beta.

More search help

National Library Beta

Items not listed on TAPUHI

Not all material held in the Turnbull Library unpublished collections is recorded on TAPUHI. If you can't find what you're looking for, please visit or contact us. We can help you use other search tools when you visit, or conduct searches on your behalf.

Ask a librarian for research help

Requesting items on TAPUHI

If you are using TAPUHI onsite at the Library, you can order items online using your reader code.