Role & Vision

Excellence

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

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Our History

Identity

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

Sharing

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

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Visiting Us

Connect

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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