Defence Library

Defence Library provides an enquiry and research service.

The Library's Collections

The focus of the Library collection is military history, armed forces, military equipment, military strategy, peacekeeping, security studies and medallic awards.  The collection consists almost entirely of secondary material. It does not hold archival or photographic material.

Most primary, or archival material is held at Archives NZ.

Some archival material is also held by the military museums.

Service Personnel Files are not accessible from the library:

  • Service Personnel files for those who served after 1921 are held in Trentham at NZDF Archives
  • Service Personnel files for those who served prior to 1921 are held by Archives NZ.




A Royal New Zealand NH90 Helicopter drops a DOC hut in White Island
This page was last reviewed on 12 November 2017.