National Library of New Zealand Resources

National Library of New Zealand Catalogue
The library collects all material published in or written about New Zealand. This catalogue includes books, magazines, journals, videos, microfiche, maps, compact discs and CD-ROMs held by the Library, including the Alexander Turnbull Library and School Services.

Te Puna Search - New Zealand Libraries Catalogue
Te Puna provides information and links to all the items held in New Zealand Libraries. You can search for any item and it will tell you which libraries in New Zealand hold a copy.

The catalogue of the Alexander Turnbull Library's unpublished manuscripts and archives, drawings, prints, maps, cartoons, photographs and music relating to New Zealand people, history and culture. To use the material listed in Tiaki you need to visit the National Library in Wellington, but you can see selected images in the digital collections.

Publications New Zealand
A record of New Zealand publications listed in the National Bibliography. The site enables you to search for print and electronic publications from or about New Zealand, or by New Zealand authors.

Find NZ Articles
FindNZ enables you to search a number of New Zealand libraries and institutions, indexes to New Zealand newspapers and journals.

Papers Past
Contains digitized pages from New Zealand newspapers and periodicals published between 1839 and 1915. It covers 40 titles from throughout New Zealand. You can now search the full text of more than half the newspapers, and over time all will become searchable.

Alexander Turnbull Manuscripts and Pictorial
For digitised papers of Sir Donald McLean and New Zealand and Pacific images.

Time Frames
An online database of more than 50.000 paintings, drawings, portraits and photographs from the Alexander Turnbull Library relating to New Zealand's heritage. You can browse the collection by subject or search by a word or phrase. High-quality image copies can be ordered online using the 'shopping basket'.

Royal Society of New Zealand
The Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand is one of New Zealand's most important research publications, particularly for science. Contributors to the Transactions include James Hector, William Colenso, Charles Fleming, Thomas Hocken, and Ernest Rutherford. The Royal Society (known as the New Zealand Institute before 1933) was established in 1867 to coordinate and assist the activities of a number of regional research societies including the Auckland Institute, the Wellington Philosophical Society and the Otago Institute. These societies often did not have the means to publish the papers that were presented to them or maintain a written record of their activities. The NZ Institute was set up to remedy this through the publication of a single volume of transactions and proceedings on their behalf.