Nau mai, haere mai, welcome back. With the move to Level 1 we’re delighted our public spaces have reopened and our collections are ready to be explored.

Over 6,000 items are available to browse on the computers at the Ngā Taonga desk on Level 1 of the National Library. If material you are looking for is not immediately available, you can speak with a member of our research team via the Ngā Taonga phone service or by email. Appointments for viewing specially requested material are available from Monday 15 June.

Our staff are being phased back into the building and are available to answer queries by phone or email and respond to client access requests. Response times may be longer than usual.

Throughout lockdown, measures to ensure the audiovisual taonga in our collections are safe were in and remain in place.

Tino pai, Aotearoa. Remember to be kind and keeping washing those hands.

Ngā mihi
The team at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision