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You are welcome to consult original material from our Documentary Heritage collections in the Research Library, which is open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays.
To maximise the use of your time, please give us at least one working day’s advance notice; this allows us to provide a more efficient service, and means that we can have material prepared before you arrive.
Please do a preliminary search on Collections Online for the material you wish to order, and contact us if you require any guidance on the size or scope of a particular collection.
To book a time to visit, please use our contact form: choose "Documentary Heritage," then "Research" from the options, then complete the form that appears.
At right: Menu card for dinner aboard the RRS Discovery. British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04). EPH-SCI-8-5.
With enough notice, material can be prepared in advance of your visit. However you can also make requests on the day. These will be fulfilled at the following intervals:
Requests made between...
...will be fulfilled at...
10.00am and 10.30am
10.30am and 11.45am
11.45am and 1.15pm
Requests made after 1.30pm can be fulfilled at 10am the next weekday.
Access restrictions (as noted on collection records) may apply to certain items, and some items cannot be retrieved and must be viewed digitally. Requests for large-format items and requests for significant volumes of material in a single order may take longer to be fulfilled.
11.45am and 2.00pm
2.00pm and 3.15pm
Please note that for security reasons certain items cannot be retrieved on Saturdays; we will advise you ahead of time if this is the case with any of the items in your request.
At left: Poster for the 1978 exhibition TAPA. EPH-PT-6-206.
Researchers are asked to abide by the following guidelines, which govern the handling and use of documentary-heritage material:
At right: Prospectus for the 1971 season of the Auckland Football Association Club. EPH-HRC-7-37.