Auckland Libraries: Research West

Research West

Whare Mātauranga o Tāmaki Makaurau

  • Library Details

    Research West Whare Mātauranga o Tāmaki Makaurau is on level two of the Waitākere Central Library. It specialises in the history of the western parts of Auckland, including Henderson, Waitākere Ranges and Rodney (West).

    Access to the library

    • There is limited off street parking nearby and metered parking by AT.
    • There is a large AT car park across Waikumete Stream, connected by a walkway.
    • The closest bus stop is on Ratanui Street - approximately a 1-minute walk. The Henderson Train Station is approximately a 5-minute walk. Go to Auckland Transport journey planner page 


    • Path to entrance is level and accessible
    • Automatic doors
    • Mobility parking off-street and in car park
    • Lift access
    • Accessible toilets


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

    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 Research enquiries form and we will be in touch. Go to the Research enquiries form

    The J. T. Diamond Reading Room is an exhibition gallery and event space on the first floor of Waitākere Central Library. Named after an important library donor and influential Auckland historian, it often hosts local and family history displays and events, such as book launches and talks. Contact Research West if you’re interested in booking this space. 

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

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