Local History Collection

The local history collection includes published books and pamphlets that document Wanganui people, businesses, organizations and events.  All items can be searched on the catalogue.

If you would like to give an item to our collection or know of a publication that we should have please contact us.

Although this material is not available for loan, most items may be photocopied, subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1994 and the condition of the item.

Photocopying charges are 20 cents per page (A4 or A3), black & white copies.

Journal Collection

Journals held by the Alexander Heritage and Research Library include the Journal of the Polynesian Society, the New Zealand Journal of History and the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute.

Government Publications

A wide range of government publications are available in the Heritage Library. These are not available for loan but may be photocopied. The publications include New Zealand Acts or Statutes, Statutory Regulations, Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, Hansard and the New Zealand Gazette.