A Guide to our Collection Access Pricing

Every collection access request is unique, involving different processes of digital preservation, rights clearances and delivery so the staff time involved will vary considerably. Hourly rates and other charges are set out in the tables below, but final costs will depend on many factors that our staff will discuss with you before any work begins. 

Our pricing is guided by principles of cost recovery but we support democratic access to collection material with a tiered pricing structure providing for discounted rates for non-commercial use.

Online and onsite viewing of readily available collection material is free of charge, as is the first 30 minutes of research for non-commercial requests. Read more about onsite viewing.

For a more detailed description of the access process together with our full terms and conditions, please see our complete pricing guide, downloadable as a pdf file (valid from March 2020).

Collection access pricing guide

Viewing  Cost (excl.GST)
Onsite Viewing
Viewing on Online Catalogue
Free of Charge
Research and Technical Fees Cost per hour (excl.GST)
Full rate for Commercial/ Advertising/ Merchandising requests $120 (1 hour minimum)
Non-commercial discounted rate for Educational, Cultural (GLAM* sector) requests $95 (first 30 minutes of research free of charge)
Non-commercial discounted rate for Iwi, Individuals, Community Groups, Charities $75 (first 30 minutes of research free of charge)

* Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums

FAQs for Collection Access

FAQs for Depositors

If you have any other queries on pricing or requesting access to material please contact us.

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