Auckland Libraries: Research North

Research North

  • Library Details

    Research North Te Wāhi Rangahau o Te Raki is on Level 1 of Takapuna Library. It specialises in the local history of the northern parts of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, including the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and Rodney (North).

    Access to the library

    • Our library's main entry is located on The Strand.
    • The library car park has free one-hour parking and is located in the basement beneath the library.
    • There is limited off street parking nearby and metered parking by Auckland Transport.
    • The closest bus stop is on Lake Road - approximately a 5-minute walk. Go to Auckland Transport journey planner page 


    • Path to entrance is level and accessible
    • Mobility parking available at basement car park
    • Lift access, including one from basement car park
    • Automatic doors
    • Accessible toilet


    • Printing, photocopying, and scanning
    • Computer use
    • Free WiFi
    • Microfilm and microfiche readers
    • Meeting room
    • Focussed work/study space 

    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.

    Listen to Heritage podcasts 
    View our YouTube content 
    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 general enquiries form and we will be in touch. Go to the Research enquiries form

    Also, on Level 1 of Takapuna Library, is the Angela Morton Room Te Pātaka Toi Art Library with over 10,000 Aotearoa art books, journals and artist files. The Art Library hosts exhibitions and displays regularly, most focusing on the visual arts of Aotearoa or local artists and creators.

    Not in North Auckland? Try our Central, West or South/East Research Centres.

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