Finding and requesting J.C. Beaglehole Room resources

Explore the various ways you can access J.C. Beaglehole Room resources.

Books, pamphlets, and other publications

Material in the J.C. Beaglehole Room collection can be searched in Te Waharoa. After searching, you can select “Kelburn Library (JC Beaglehole)” under the “Library” section in the “Tweak your results” options.

Find and request published material

Archives and manuscripts

Find archival material

Requesting J.C. Beaglehole Room resources

J.C. Beaglehole Room material is held in storage for preservation.

Request retrieval of a resource

Visiting the J.C. Beaglehole Room

J.C. Beaglehole Room staff are available to help you find the materials you need for your research. If you are travelling from out of Wellington, it is useful if you can contact us in advance so we can have material available for you when you arrive.

Using J.C. Beaglehole Room resources

Because of the special nature of the collections in the J.C. Beaglehole Room, there are protocols for handling the material.

Items must be used in the J.C. Beaglehole Room only. To protect the collection, food and drink are not permitted in the reading room, and only soft pencils are to be used for note-taking; ink pens may not be used.

Copying of material held in the J.C. Beaglehole Room is sometimes possible. The special collections librarian will consider the physical condition of the material and any restrictions set out by the donor of the material. Library staff can copy the material for you; however, researchers may be permitted to take (non-flash) photographs in some cases. Please enquire with the special collections librarian about any copying you wish to arrange.

Donating to the J.C Beaglehole Room

If you are interested in donating material to the J.C. Beaglehole Room, please discuss it with the special collections librarian. Many collections have resulted from the generosity and foresight of academics and alumni.