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Te Whare Pukapuka o He Matapihi He Matapihi Molesworth Library

He Matapihi Molesworth Library (about our library name) is a partnership between the National Library and Wellington City Council and offers a collection which complements the National Library — over 5000 items with an Aotearoa and Māori focus can be browsed and borrowed.

Panoramic view of the inside of He Matapihi Molesworth Library branch

Te Whare Pukapuka o He Matapihi – Closing 30 June 2023

Te Whare Pukapuka o He Matapihi – Closing 30 June 2023. Sadly, our lease at the National Library is coming to an end as construction begins to join the National Library building with the National Archives... Read more about He Matapihi closing, including our full FAQs


National Library of New Zealand
70 Molesworth Street
New Zealand

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Paid parking is available around the National Library on both Molesworth Street and Aitken Street.

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Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm


Most of our programmes are back, check our calendar for full list..


  •   Cashless site
  •   Wheelchair Access
  •   No after-hours return chute
  •   FREE Wi-Fi
  •   Computer use
  •   Printing, photocopying and scanning
  •   Café

Special Collections

  •   100% NZ material
  •   Māori Collection
  •   NZ Magazines
  •   Zines
  •   Legal Reference Guides

Event Calendar

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