Story: Libraries

Reading room, National Library, 2013

Reading room, National Library, 2013

In 2009 the National Library building in Wellington closed so it could be fully refurbished. Extra storage space was also created. The library's collections were housed in different buildings in Wellington's CBD until the library was re-opened in 2012. This is the new main reading room on the first floor.  

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Julia Millen, 'Libraries - The National Library', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Julia Millen, published 22 Oct 2014