Auckland Libraries: Research services

Research services

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How we can help you with research


Our four research centres in CentralNorthWest and South Auckland serve as regional hubs, with specialists on hand to help you with family history, whakapapa research and local history.

We can also help out if you’re researching a special project or topic. You can request research assistance by phoning the research centres or by filling out the Research enquiry form.


Research searches that take less than 30 minutes, and enquiries that involve staff assisting a customer to use the rauemi of the library, are provided free of charge. Where the research is more in-depth, a charge may apply.

Read about research charges and other fees relating to regional heritage collections.

Auckland Libraries:Research services Read about the ways we can help you research family history, whakapapa, local history and more.