NOTICE: From August there will be high levels of noise and vibration in the National Library building due to heavy demolition work being carried out. While the building will remain open, in-person visits to Ngā Taonga may be impacted.
More information on the construction work is available on the National Library website.
Access the online collection
Our online collection can be accessed in-person at the Ngā Taonga desk in the General Reading Room on Level 1 of the National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington. No appointments are needed. Nau mai, all are welcome.
Here you can access or find information about over 800,000 items from the moving image and sound collection free of charge.
10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
9am to 1pm Saturday.
Access items not available online
If you find that the item you are interested in is not available online, our researchers can be contacted using the Ngā Taonga internal phone located on our desk at the National Library, or via our Make a request page.
Katherine Mansfield Reading Room
Ngā Taonga can also arrange an appointment for a viewing in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room. We do ask that viewing requests are made a few days in advance as materials may need to be retrieved from our vaults.
The Katherine Mansfield Room is located on Level 1 of the National Library building at 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011.
This is a supervised space provided by the National Library. To prepare for your appointment, please visit the National Library’s reading rooms information page.
10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.