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Archival services

Auckland Council Archives provides access to local authority records, research and imaging services, and guides to help you with your research.

Archive research services

Our staff can help you identify relevant sources to help you with your research.

The cost of our research

If you cannot visit, we can carry out research on your behalf.

The first half hour of research we carry out is free. After the first half hour we charge $25 per half hour of research.

You will need to prepay for our research service. We will let you know the cost before we start the research.

We will provide the first 15 pages of photocopying free of charge.

Imaging services

We provide an in-house reproduction service to researchers. The service includes:

  • photocopying
  • scanning
  • photography.


All charges are inclusive of GST.

Read fee table.
Service Fee
Media and write charge – supply of images on CD or USB (small orders can be emailed or sent via One Drive free of charge)$10
Photocopies - colour A3$2
Photocopies – colour A4$1
Photocopies – black and white A3$0.40
Photocopies – black and white A4$0.20
Photograph or large format scan – high resolution digital images (JPEG or TIFF file, 300dpi, approximately 3500 x 2500 pixels)$20
Reproduction fee (for commercial use of images)​$125 per image
Scans from microfilm – black and white (JPEG or TIFF file)$3
Scans of documents A3 – black and white or colour (JPEG or TIFF file)$0.40
Scans of documents A4 – black and white or colour (JPEG or TIFF file)$0.20

Ways to pay

We accept payment by Eftpos or credit card.

Credit cards are accepted at the central office only and the minimum credit card transaction is $10.

You need to pay for all reproduction work at the time of order.

Our newsletter

We publish a newsletter twice a year. The newsletters include short research articles, information on upcoming events, new resources and additions to our collections.

Subscribe to the archives newsletter 'Auckland begins at the Archives'.

Read previous editions of our newsletter

Guides to help you with your research

Property information resources

If you need historic information on a property you can order a property file.

If the property file does not have what you need, we have other records that may be useful.

Get a copy of the property information resources and find out how to use them

St James Theatre research guide

This guide explains the types of records we hold relating to the theatre.

Get a copy of the research guide

Research guide to Costley Training Institute (Carlile House)

The former Costley Training Institute, also known as Carlile House, is located at 84-90 Richmond Road.

This building has had many owners and served various purposes over time. It has been the subject of many enquiries over the years.

This guide outlines the resources we hold on this property.

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