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Last updated: 2 August 2019

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives

About Invercargill City Libraries and Archives

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Our collecting scope includes records of local government, voluntary groups, sport and recreational groups, ethnic and cultural organisations, education and school records, maps and photographs, personal papers and business archives from the City of Invercargill and the surrounding Southland District.

The Archive works in close conjunction with the Information Services department of the Library. Information Services holds a range of local published resources that compliment archival research. These resources include a comprehensive newspaper collection, published histories relevant to Southland and self-published research and family histories that may be difficult to source elsewhere.

We have 371 collections in The Community Archive (with a total of 1 items) »

Facilities and services

Contributor type:

  • Public library

Archive types:

  • Voluntary group archives, clubs, societies, etc.
  • School records
  • Personal papers
  • Other educational records
  • Local government
  • Business archives

Research services:

Free on-site assistance. Researchers requiring a large amount of on-site assistance may wish to use our "Book a Librarian" service (see our website). Fees may apply to remote research requests (please contact us to discuss your enquiry).

Reproduction services:

Use of the photocopier at Archives staff discretion. Charges apply. Photographing archives for private research purposes is welcome. Researchers are encouraged to bring a digital camera with them. Note: Copyright law applies to all reproductions.


No charge to view archives in the Archive Research Room. Charges apply for photocopying and may apply for remote research services.

Visitor information

Opening hours:

Archives staff are usually available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and 5-7pm Wednesday evenings. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Archive prior to their visit. Resources held in Information Services are available Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.

Onsite parking:

No specific Library and Archives parking area. Public parking building at the rear of the Library in Leven St (charges apply).

Physical access:

Disability access via lift. Bus stop close to Library. Public Car Parking building at rear of Library.

Contact details


50 Dee Street

Postal address:

Private Bag 90111

Phone number:

  • +64 3 2111573

Fax number:

  • +64 3 2111438

Website address: