Auckland Libraries: Sir George Grey Special Collections

Sir George Grey Special Collections

Tā Hori Kerei - Ngā Kohinga Taonga Whakahirahira

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    Reading Room

    Our heritage collections are all reference only and are open to everyone to be viewed in the Reading Room on Level 2 of Central City Library. Appointments are not required and there is no charge for using the collections, except for copying and reproduction services.

    There are no set times for retrieval of items and all requests are retrieved from secure, environmentally controlled storage. Items can be pre-ordered in advance by searching the library's online heritage databases and indexes and contacting staff with the details (title, author, reference number) of the items you wish to view by calling 09 890 2553 or by email.

    Staff may also be able to advise researchers on their research and the most likely sources of information.

    Please note:

    • Only pencils can be used and no drinks or food are allowed in the Reading Room (lockers are available)
    • All researchers are required to register as a reader when accessing the collections for the first time
    • To safeguard the collections for the future, items cannot be photocopied, however, digital cameras may be used without flash
    • Hardcopy and high-resolution digital reproductions can be purchased and where digital copies are already available, low-resolution access files can be downloaded from the online heritage databases.


    Sir George Grey Special Collections entrance

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