(1) There is the library known as the Alexander Turnbull Library, consisting of—
(a) the documents bequeathed to the Crown in 1918 by Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull of Wellington by the second codicil to his will set out in Schedule 1; and
(b) bequests, donations, and other additions to, and acquisitions for the purposes of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
(2) The Crown must continue to own the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library in perpetuity.
(2A) The chief executive, in consultation with the National Librarian, must provide—
(a) separate and suitable accommodation in a national library building for the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library; and
(b) for the development of the research collections and the services of the Alexander Turnbull Library, particularly in the fields of New Zealand and Pacific studies and rare books.
(3) Except to the extent provided by section 15, the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library must remain in the custody of the National Library at all times.
(4) Subsection (2) does not limit section 26 of the Public Records Act 2005.
Section 11(2A): inserted, on 1 February 2011, by section 9 of the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 132).
Section 11(4): substituted, on 21 April 2005, by section 67(1) of the Public Records Act 2005 (2005 No 40).