National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003

12 Purposes of Alexander Turnbull Library
  • The purposes of the Alexander Turnbull Library are—

    • (a) to preserve, protect, develop, and make accessible for all the people of New Zealand the collections of that library in perpetuity and in a manner consistent with their status as documentary heritage and taonga; and

    • (b) to develop the research collections and the services of the Alexander Turnbull Library, particularly in the fields of New Zealand and Pacific studies and rare books; and

    • (c) to develop and maintain a comprehensive collection of documents relating to New Zealand and the people of New Zealand.