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We have reading rooms in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. These rooms are a quiet space with dedicated staff to assist you in finding and ordering archives.

Due to an increase in demand for online records, and a decrease in demand for physical records we announced late last year that reading room hours would be changing.

Thank you to those who provided feedback and suggestions on our announced changes to reading room hours. We have taken on board some of those and as a result the pilot hours for our Auckland and Wellington reading rooms will change, while announced hours for Christchurch and Dunedin will remain the same. 

Changes will still take place from Monday 2 March 2020. The new hours will be:

  • Auckland: Monday and Tuesday – closed; Wednesday to Friday – open 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Wellington: Monday and Tuesday – closed; Wednesday to Friday – open 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Christchurch: Monday to Friday – 9.00am – 1.00pm

  • Dunedin: Monday to Friday – 9.00am – 1.00pm

These hours will enable customers to enjoy three full days of research in our Auckland and Wellington reading rooms. 

This change does not impact on our remote research services. 

This will help us grow our digital collection so that more people across NZ and the world can view our nation’s taonga.

Find out more below.

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