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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.
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.
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 general enquiries form and we will be in touch.
Go to the general enquiries form
Also, on Level 2 of Central City Library, is our Atrium space which offers frequently changing displays and exhibitions.
Not in Central Auckland? Try our North, West or South/East Research Centres.
Make a fresh start at your library between 1 July and 30 September 2022 and we’ll remove all charges for lost and damaged books from your library account.
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