Heritage services and resources are on the 2nd floor of the Central Library. You can find books on New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, including large collections of Māori, local history and genealogy resources. You can also access Palmerston North's council and community archives here (The Ian Matheson City Archives). Some records relate to the wider Manawatū.
Staff are available to help you with your local history research, e.g. information on local families, buildings, businesses, and organisations.
City Council Archives
Resources and Services
Scanning and the Digitisation station
Manawatū Heritage Tours App
British Newspaper Archive
Details of heritage past and future events can be found in the What's On section.
Contact the Heritage Team
You can visit them on the 2nd floor of the Central Library, phone them on 351 4100 or send them an email.