Auckland Council Libraries: Research Central

Research Central

Te Wāhi Rangahau ki te Puku

  • Library Details

    Research Central Te Kohinga Rangahau mō Tāmaki Makaurau is on Level 2 of the Central City Library. It specialises in the history of the central parts of Auckland, including the Auckland CBD, Waiheke Island and Aotea Great Barrier Island.

    Access to the library


    • Central City Library has three mobility parking spaces on Rutland Street right next to the library building.
    • Path to entrance is level and accessible
    • Lift access
    • Accessible toilet
    • Automatic doors


    • Printing, photocopying, and scanning
    • Computer use
    • Free WiFi
    • Microfilm and microfiche readers

    Research Central offers one of the most comprehensive collections of international genealogy, family history and whakapapa research resources in the southern hemisphere.

    Our popular HeritageTalks event series feature guest presenters and experts from around the world. Heritage Talks are streamed via Zoom and many are made available via our podcast and YouTube. Visit our heritage, family and local history events page to see upcoming events and to book a space.

    Go to our heritage, family, and local events page

    Our specialised research staff and librarians are available during normal opening hours. If you have a specific research enquiry please contact the team via our research enquiry form and we will be in touch. Go to the Research enquiry form

    Also, on Level 2 of Central City Library, is our Atrium space which offers frequently changing displays and exhibitions.

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