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Tauākī Manatārua - Copyright

This outlines important copyright information to note when using our website.

Wellington City Libraries website contains content which we have written, and also a vast number of links or information tools from other sources, which we reference.

Material in information tools we have linked to, such as eBooks or databases and including the catalogue (catalogue.wcl.govt.nz)

These websites may look like they are part of our website, but they are owned by third parties. Nothing may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means except for the purposes outlined in sections 40-93, part III "Acts Permitted in Relation to Copyright Works" of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994. These sections permit limited copying for research or private study.

Content, including images, directly available on our website.

Unless noted as an exception (such as those noted above), Wellington City Libraries holds the copyright on all material on the Wellington City Libraries’ website. This content is licensed under Creative Commons. This means that as long as you attribute the work to Wellington City Libraries or Wellington City Council and follow the other licence terms, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material.

Read the licence – Creative Commons website


  • Some material linked to, including material in, or referenced on this website is owned by other people or organisations (not Wellington City Libraries or Wellington City Council). This material retains the copyright status given to it by the relevant copyright holder. The licence referred to above does not apply to this material.
  • Attribution to the Wellington City Council or Wellington City Libraries should be in written form and not by reproduction of any emblem, logo, or Coat of Arms.
  • You must not copy or use our trademarks (including the Council logo), unless you first obtain our written permission. The Wellington City Libraries logo, or Wellington City Council emblem may not be used in any way that infringes any provision of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981, or would infringe such provision if the relevant use occurred within New Zealand.

Who to contact about using material from this website

If you have questions about material from this website, contact the Library Website Management team.

How to attribute material

If you publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, you can use the following attribution:

“Source: Wellington City Libraries and licensed by WCC for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence."

If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, use:

"This work is based on/includes WCC data, which is licensed by Wellington City Council for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence."

Website use

Website visitors are not allowed to do anything which alters the website, or interferes with or affects its working. This includes removing and/or adding anything to it, linking it to another website, and distributing any part of it to anyone else.

Data and Automatic Harvesting (BOTs) Disclaimer

Other than approved search engines, the use of bots, spiders, or any other software to download information from this website automatically, is strictly forbidden and is illegal. We consider this a serious offence. We use an abuse detection system, which reports illegal use of this website to the website administrator. The internet service provider will be contacted to report any abuse of this provision.

It is forbidden to systematically retrieve data or other content or any materials from this website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of “bots” or otherwise. The use of large scale data extraction and web scraping tools is also expressly forbidden.

If you have any queries, please contact the Library Website Management team.