Research Request

If you have submitted your enquiry on the weekend, it may be Monday/Tuesday before a member of our research team can contact you. Costs may apply.

  • Found on the back of your library card, just below the barcode
  • Please be as specific as you can
  • Select how you would like the found information to be delivered, either printed (and to be collected) or emailed.

Library Resources

We offer a range of resources for those doing research on Invercargill and the local region. 

Research Collection
Contains many resources useful for students and researchers including; historical information, statistical data, Government publications and more. Ask at the First Floor Help Desk for these items.  Reference Collection items can only be used in the Library.

Local Collection
Contains items relating to Invercargill, Southland, Stewart Island, and other southern islands. It includes books, directories, maps, CDs, DVDs and more. Some early Otago items are also included. Ask at the First Floor Help Desk for these items.  Local Collection items can only be used in the Library.

Newspapers
We hold recent copies of most local and national papers. We store historic copies of the Southland Times, the Southland Daily News and other local newspapers. Some copies are on microfilm. Ask at the First Floor Help Desk for these items. Library members can also access newspapers online.