Library tours

Library tours

Discover more about Auckland Libraries with one of our free library tours.  

We have regular tours available in Central City Library and Northcote Library, but many of our branch libraries can offer tours explaining their specific library services and resources.

Contact your local library for more information.


Central City Library

Central Auckland Research Centre tour

Interested in your family or local history, but not sure where to start? Let us show you the resources and expertise readily available in the Central Auckland Research Centre based in the Central City Library.

Book your place in the Central Auckland Research Centre tour.


Librarian at desk. Central City Library tours for educational and community groups

We provide tours to community groups and learning organisations including language schools local to Central City Library.

Our offer includes a visit to your site to introduce your students or community group to Auckland Libraries and organise your library cards prior to taking a tour of Central City Library. Free membership is available for anyone residing in the greater Auckland area.

Available in conjunction with our tours: Book a Librarian

These group sessions in the library improve your search skills showing how to access information from a variety of sources including our online databases. Sit down with us and learn how to get the best from the library resources.

For further information please contact us. Phone (09) 377 0209 or email

Discover Central City Library

Here’s the chance to be introduced to all our collections on the public floors. Visit the Central Auckland Research Centre, Sir George Grey Special Collections exhibits, and our newspaper reading room. Whether you’re looking for facts or fiction, art or marketing, travel or music, this tour will set you on the right path.

Please provide advance notice and book early. Phone (09) 377 0209 or email


Northcote Library

Members of the community at the library computer. Library information tours for Chinese customers

Take a tour of Northcote Library and find out about our library services to Chinese customers.

To make a booking, phone (09) 486 8460.


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