The Walsh Memorial Library is as old as MOTAT itself. The Library was first set up in 1964 with support from the Walsh Memorial Trust and the Royal Aeronautical Society and is named after the Walsh Brothers.
The collections in the Library reflect the museum's collection with an emphasis on published and unpublished sources that promote the understanding and enjoyment of transport and technology history.
The library collects materials that help us 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 wide range of material about older technologies, which helps conserve technical knowledge.
Please note the Walsh Memorial Library will be temporarily based off-site until further notice to allow for a building upgrade and engineering work. Access to resources will be somewhat limited during this time, but if you have research requests please continue to email them through to email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate them by appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Library is located on the Lower Ground Floor of Building 1 (Pioneers of Aviation) and is open to the public.
Visitors are welcome to come in and browse but books are not available for loan. Research needs can be best met by phoning or emailing in advance of a visit. Some copying charges may apply.
Please note as of Thursday 16th May the Walsh Memorial Library will be temporarily based off-site until further notice to allow for a building upgrade and engineering work.
Monday to Friday: Access to resources are limited. Please email requests through to library.motat.org.nz.
Sunday/Public Holidays: Closed
For further information please contact the Library on 09 815 8198
Postal: PO Box 44-114, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1022