Contact Us

Dunedin Public Libraries
230 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016
P O Box 5542, Dunedin 9058
New Zealand

Phone +64 03 474 3690 Fax: +64 03 474 3660

Heritage Collections are located on the third floor of the City Library.


The Heritage Collections are available for use during normal City Library operating hours:

Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 8.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Access to many heritage materials is restricted during weekend or evening hours. Please contact Heritage Collections staff to discuss your requirements.


The Heritage Collections are a closed-stack collection. This means materials do not circulate and are able to be used on the third floor only. Staff will retrieve requested items from a secure area and bring the items out to you. The exceptions are:

  • Materials held in the Genealogy Room
  • A selection of current magazines
  • Select newly-arrived books
  • Government information and statistics
  • Maps

Certain restrictions are placed on requested heritage materials for their long-term preservation.

Customers will need a Dunedin Public Libraries membership card or Temporary Heritage Reader card to be able to access material in the Heritage Collections.

Temporary Heritage Reader cards are available, if you are not eligible for Library membership, on proof of ID.

Please contact us before visiting, to discuss your needs.