The Libraries serve as a repository and preserver of documentary heritage, while making accessible material which represents the dynamic cultural, historic and creative output of Hamilton, and where appropriate, the wider Waikato region. This includes the iwi boundaries of Raukawa, Maniapoto, Pare Hauraki, and Tainui.
The collections are of enduring local and regional significance and ensure that Hamilton’s unique stories are collected, preserved and shared.
All items being accessioned or deaccessioned will be assessed with robust criteria via an Acquisitions Committee. The Acquisitions Committee consists of the Whakaputu/Archivist, the Rangahau/Heritage and Research Leader and other relevant specialists.
For more information view the full Collection Management Policy online.
Contact the Archivist via the form below to begin the process of donating items to our collection.
Conditions of offer:
- Hamilton City Libraries will assess the material under the terms of their Collection Policy.
- If donated material is accepted, then a Deed of Gift will be created for signing.
- Items that do not meet the collection policy criteria will be returned to the owner.
- All loan material will be condition assessed upon arrival and prior to departure.