Walsh Memorial Library

The Walsh Memorial Library is a reference only Auckland library which is temporarily housed off site to allow for a building upgrade at the MOTAT Great North Road site.  Access to library resources is limited, but research requests can still be emailed through to the library  and will be accommodated where possible. 

The library collects objects that help visitors of all ages understand where objects in the museum might fit into the wider context of social history in Auckland and New Zealand.  The Library also has a dedicated children’s collection.  

Named after New Zealand aviation pioneers Leo and Vivian Walsh, the Memorial Library is as old as MOTAT itself and was originally set up in 1964 with support from the Walsh Memorial Trust and the Royal Aeronautical Society. 

The Walsh Memorial Library catalogue is no yet available online, but a partial selection of our collection has been imported into Te Puna, New Zealand's national bibliographic database which can be searched here http://natlib.govt.nz/librarians/te-puna/te-puna-search.  Library staff can help you with your search if you do not find what you are looking for.