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Misconceptions about the Auckland Research Centre

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Some common misconceptions about Auckland Research Centre.
(help us break them down)

…but I don’t have any Auckland research
The Auckland Research Centre is much more than Auckland. 
• Yes, we do have a fantastic Auckland local history collection, but we have very good collections of local and family history for the whole of New Zealand – see the entries for us in the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Regional Repository guides.
• Our family history collections include material covering New Zealand; Australia; England; Ireland, Scotland; Wales; and increasingly countries like South Africa and some of the Islands in the Pacific.
• New Zealand Gazette (both print copy and electronic); Appendices to the House of Representatives; New Zealand legislation.

….but you have to be a member to use the Auckland Research CentreYou do not need to be a member of Auckland City Libraries• The Auckland Research Centre no longer has a gate. There is free access to anyone from anywhere
• All material in the Auckland Research Centre – with the exception of a small collection of subscription databases- is available to everyone.

…but its so expensive to park in the City• Use the library in the evening or Saturday or Sunday.
• Park in the Victoria Street car park
• Ask us for a parking voucher on your way out.
• Parking will cost you    $4.00

….but the staff are always so busy, I don’t want to disturb them
• Yes, sometimes you will have to wait while we help someone else
• If we look busy at the desk, it is only because we need something to do until you ask us a question
• The staff are on duty to help you!!!