Heritage & research

Central Auckland Research Centre.

Research centres

Research centres in Central, North, West and South Auckland serve as hubs for whakapapa research, local and family history. Read more

7-A3034, Heritage Images. Sir George Grey, his niece and adopted daughter, Anne Thorne George.

Sir George Grey Special Collections

Auckland Libraries' Sir George Grey Special Collections is one of New Zealand's three major heritage collections. Read more

Image 1-W349, Heritage Images. Ferry Building and Auckland waterfront, 1923

Local history

Local history, resources, research tips, essays and suburb histories. Read more

JTD-04J-05806-2, Local History Online. Family group on West Coast Road, 1920-.

Family history

Find resources, tips and tricks for researching family history and whakapapa. Read more

Interior, Manurewa Library, ca. 1979. Footprints 02684


Locate heritage and research collections across Auckland, including local history, family history and whakapapa, oral history and community archives. Read more

‘Young girl modelling a hat’ – part of an advertising series by Herman Schmidt, Sir George Grey Special Collections, ref. 31-AD5

Events and exhibitions

Our exhibitions showcase the wealth of our heritage collections. Join us for heritage events such as seminars, tours and workshops. Read more

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Digital resources

The Digital Library provides access to eResources that support research, as well as sharing heritage treasures online. Read more

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Heritage blogs

Visit Auckland Libraries' heritage and genealogy blogs, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Read more

Front page of heritage newspaper.

Research guides

Many of our heritage eResources including newspapers and indexes can be accessed from home through the Digital Library. Read more



Auckland Libraries recognises the importance of its commitment to the long term preservation of its collections. Read more

Oral history interview.

Oral history

Find out about our oral history projects and exhibitions. Read more

Private Flanton, 1917.

WW100 First World War centenary

Find out about collections, resources and events relating to the First World War centenary. Read more

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