Heritage collections

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Welcome to Auckland Council Libraries’ heritage collections.

Here you can explore the diverse wealth of our collections, learn how to access them in person and get answers to your heritage questions. Unravel personal narratives through photographs and manuscripts or delve into the vibrant cultural heritage of Māori and Pacific communities. Listen to captivating oral histories that bring the past to life or lose yourself in the sounds of Aotearoa through our music collection.

Our collections

Auckland Council Libraries:Heritage collections We house a wide range of heritage items and history resources such as original manuscripts, rare books, maps and heritage collections.