New Zealand public libraries

New Zealand libraries online, a directory of websites
NZ university, museum, history and arts libraries: databases, digital archives, image and manuscript archives

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Archives, New Zealand online digital library and manuscript collections *

Alexander Turnbull Library
New Zealand’s documentary research collections. It also has the largest collection of early printed books in New Zealand.

Archives New Zealand. Te Whare Tohu Tuhituhinga o Aotearoa
The National Archives, the agency responsible for collecting, preserving and providing access to the records of the New Zealand government.

Archives and Records Association of New Zealand
ARANZ is an incorporated society, established in 1976, with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of records and archives in New Zealand.

Auckland City Art Gallery Research Library Archives
The E. H. McCormick Research Library collects archives with a particular emphasis on artists and arts organisations active in, or important to, the Auckland region. The Library welcomes gifts, bequests and long-term loans from artists and their families, galleries, and arts organisations and societies.

Auckland Museum Library Manuscripts and Photography Collections

ELAM Archive
The Elam School of Fine Arts Archive from 1880 to the present, with content including artworks, photographs, office documents, correspondence and ephemera.

Film Archives : The New Zealand Film Archive
The New Zealand Film Archive has three principal functions: to collect, protect and project New Zealand’s moving image heritage.

LAGANZ : Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand

Matapihi
Matahapihi is a window onto the online collections of a number of New Zealand cultural organisations. Matapihi lets you search across the digital collections of different New Zealand organisations from one website. On launch, the service contained around 60,000 records. Geography, history, the natural environment, people and events are featured. The collection includes photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture and some 3-d virtual museum objects, as well as a small number of sound files, textual items and moving images.

The National Digital Forum (NDF)
is a coalition of museums  archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments working together to enhance electronic access to New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
The Community Archive, New Zealand’s hub for archival collections. Here you will find treasures of New Zealand’s past and present. Contributors range from individuals and small local organisations through to large institutions with nationally-significant collections.

New Zealand Digital Library
The New Zealand Digital Library project is a research programme at The University of Waikato whose aim is to develop the underlying technology for digital libraries.

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC) is generating a searchable online archive of New Zealand texts and images drawn from New Zealand archives and institutions.

New Zealand Index (University of Auckland)
A composite of five separate indexes of New Zealand newspapers, magazines and journals.

New Zealand Society of Archivists

New Zealand Television Archive
Profiles the collections and services of the NZ Television Archive which has the largest collection of sound and images relating to New Zealand in the world.

Oceania Digital Library
The Oceania Digital Library is a collaborative project begun in late 2007 to digitise, preserve and provide searchable access to a range of cultural & heritage resources from research collections of partner institutions. The geographic scope of the resources includes the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

Presbyterian Church Archives of Aotearoa New Zealand
A large collection of photographs, cine film, slides, audio/video tapes & plans. This site describes the archives held, and gives contact details for the Archive. A list of selected genealogy and archive links is provided.

Sound Archives
The Sound Archives exists to manage, collect, preserve and provide access to the nation’s recorded radio heritage.

Tapuhi. Catalogue of unpublished material.
Photos, drawings & prints, maps, manuscripts and archival material from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections.

Timeframes. The Database of Heritage New Zealand
Pacific and Antarctica images from the Alexander Turnbull Library, at the National Library of New Zealand.

Auckland *

Auckland Art Gallery Research Library
The E. H. McCormick Research Library.

Auckland City Libraries

Auckland Museum Library Manuscripts and Photography Collections.

Auckland Museum Library Catalogue
Manuscripts, photographs, images.

Auckland University Library

AUT Library. The Auckland University of Technology Library
The site has a detailed home page that provides ready access to general information and services. ScholarlyCommons@AUT is the central archive and repository for the long term preservation of AUT University research and scholarly output.

Auckland University Fine Arts Library

North Shore Libraries. Catalogue and other resources. 
Book reviews; renewal, request and loan information; online book sale. Special page for children, recommended websites.

Waitakere Libraries

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Bill Robertson Library. University of Otago Library
The Robertson Library is the joint library of the Dunedin College of Education and the Otago Polytechnic.

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Christchurch *

Christchurch City Libraries
Information on local history, genealogy, reviews and publications is available; also an Internet gateway.

Christchurch College of Education Henry Field Library

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Library

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Directories *

Directory of New Zealand Libraries (National Library of New Zealand)
Search by region or town.
Dunedin

Dunedin Public LibrariesHocken Library, University of Otago.

Otago University Library

Gisborne *

HB Williams Memorial Library
A public library serving the Gisborne & East Coast district.

Hamilton *

Hamilton City Libraries/Te Whare Pukapuka o Kirikiriroa

Waikato Institute of Technology Library

Waikato University Library/Te Whare Pukapuka

Hastings *

Hastings District Libraries

Hauraki District Libraries

HB Williams Memorial Library
A public library serving the Gisborne & East Coast district.

Hocken Library
The Hocken Library is one of the foremost historical research libraries in New Zealand.

Horowhenua Library Trust
Libraries in Levin, Foxton, Shannon and Tokomaru.

Hutt City Libraries

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Invercargill *

Invercargill City Libraries

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Jobs in libraries *

Library postings in Australia and New Zealand.

LEARN : Library Electronic Academic Resource Network


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Manukau Institute of Technology Library

Manukau Libraries

Manuscripts, New Zealand manuscript collections *

Auckland City Libraries Manuscript collection.

Auckland Museum Manuscript Collections

National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
The Community Archive, New Zealand’s hub for archival collections. Here you will find treasures of New Zealand’s past and present. Contributors range from individuals and small local organisations through to large institutions with nationally-significant collections.
Te Raarangi Puuranga, Tuhinga Ake o te Motu

Massey University Library

Masterton *

Masterton District Library and Wairarapa Archive

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa) Library

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National Digital Forum
The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a coalition of museums, archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments working together to enhance electronic access to New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

Napier *

Napier Public Libraries

National Library of New Zealand *

National Library of New Zealand
Collections and databases, including the Alexander Turnbull Library, the New Zealand National Bibiliography, Index NZ.

Nelson *

Nelson Public Libraries

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Library Learning Centre

The New Zealand Digital Library Project
is a research programme at The University of Waikato. The Project’s aim is to develop the underlying technology for digital libraries and make it available publicly so that others can use it to create their own collections.

New Zealand Public Libraries
Access to all the public libraries in New Zealand on the web.

North Shore *

North Shore Libraries. Catalogue and other resources. 
Book reviews; renewal, request and loan information; online book sale. Special page for children, recommended websites.

Organisations, library discussion groups *

LIANZA
The New Zealand Library Association Inc. (operating as LIANZA) is the professional organisation for the New Zealand library and information management profession. It aims to be a vital, professional voice for those engaged in librarianship and information management.

New Zealand library email discussion lists. (LIANZA)
This page lists email discussion for library management in New Zealand.

Listserv database
The “listserv” database is provided as a complementary service by The Knowledge Basket. It is an archive of messages sent to participating listservs.
Groups Indexed:
ITSIG
NZ-Libs
Law-Lib
SLIS-NZ
LIB-FL
NZRecords

The National Library of New Zealand

National Digital Forum
The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a coalition of museums, archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments working together to enhance electronic access to New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

Public Libraries of New Zealand
An organization that promotes and supports public libraries in New Zealand so they can continue to provide a vital service, improve community well-being,

SLANZA
School Library Association of NZ Aotearoa – Te Puna Whare Matauranga a Kura

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Palmerston North *

Palmerston North City Library

Porirua City Libraries

Public libraries *

LIANZ. New Zealand Public Libraries
Find your local library. Select location from menu.

New Zealand Public Libraries
Access to all the public libraries in New Zealand on the web.

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Regional libraries, directories *

Directory of New Zealand Libraries (National Library of New Zealand)
Search by region or town.

Rodney Libraries
Helensville, Kumeu, Warkworth, Mahurangi East, Orewa, Wellsford and Whangaparaoa.

Rotorua *

Rotorua Public Library : te Whare o te Maatauranga

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Selwyn District Libraries

South Taranaki District Council Library
Hawera, Eltham, Kaponga, Manaia, Opunake, Patea and Waverley.

Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library, Auckland College of Education.

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Taranaki *

Taranaki Library

Tararua District Library
Tararua District Library has historical resources on books, old photographs and family genealogy.

Tasman District Libraries
Motueka, Takaka and Murchison and a School/Community library in Tapawera.
Tauranga

Tauranga *

Tauranga District Libraries

Thames *

Thames Library

 

Tourism New Zealand Image Library
A gallery listed on theme with the purpose to promote tourism.

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UNITEC Library homepage

University libraries *

Auckland University Library. LEARN:
The Library Electronic Academic Resource Network : the University of Auckland Library. Te Tumu Herenga

Canterbury University Library

Lincoln University Library

Otago University Library

Victoria University Library. Te Pataka Korero

Waikato University Lbrary. Te Whare Pukapuka
Lists the University of Waikato Library services, facilities and staff, teaching and learning links include such things as: guide to finding information and finding and writing theses. Online catalogue searchable in either English or M?ori. Internet search tools and searchable databases available.

Upper Hutt City Library

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Waikato *

Waikato University Library. Te Whare Pukapuka

Waikato Institute of Technology Library

Waimakariri District Libraries

Wairarapa *

Wairarapa Library Service

Picture Wairarapa
Search for manuscripts, archives and photographs from The Wairarapa.

Waitakere Libraries

Wanganui *

Wanganui Library 

Wellington *

Hocken Library
The Hocken Library is one of the foremost historical research libraries in New Zealand.

Hutt City Libraries

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa) Library

Porirua City Libraries

Tapuhi. Catalogue of unpublished material,
photos, drawings & prints, maps, manuscripts and archival material – from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections.

Timeframes
Database of heritage New Zealand, Pacific and Antarctica images from the Alexander Turnbull Library, at the National Library of New Zealand.

Victoria University Library. Te Pataka Korero

Wellington City Libraries

Wellington College of Education

WJ Scott Library, Victoria University

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