Waitangi Day 2019

On 6 February 1840, 43 rangatira (chiefs) congregated and placed their tohu (signature) to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

Since its translation back into English, Te Tiriti o Waitangi has become a pivotal piece of history in defining our nation.

Join Auckland Libraries in acknowledging the rich history of Aotearoa and browse our resources to learn more about its significance.

Important information

  • All libraries will be closed on Wednesday 6 February for Waitangi Day, with the exception of Botany Library.
  • Botany Library will be open 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Mobile Libraries will not operate


Check out our book list on Waitangi Day and a further selection of Māori book lists.
Carry on browsing dozens of librarian curated book list for summer reads, New Year's inspiration, and much more!

New titles 

We purchase new titles on Māori language, protocols, customs and the Treaty of Waitangi for kids and adults in English and te reo. This list is updated whenever we add new titles to our collection.

Our Māori specialists

We have reo speaking kaimahi Māori (Māori staff) with diverse interests working in specialist roles. 

Click here to find out more about our kairangahau (researchers), amorangi (community librarians) and hāpai ō (support staff), where they are based and how they can support you.

Online resources 

Looking for information or a relaxing read? Our online resources will be available 24/7, as usual.

Find out more about our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines.