Parliament's Library 150 YearsBook - 2008
New Zealand's Parliamentary Library celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2008. Founded within a few years of the start of representative government in New Zealand in 1854, it is a vital part of an effective democracy. Over the years the library has changed out of all recognition from its beginnings in a tiny collection of reference works in a one-room cottage. In the late nineteenth century it became New Zealand's de facto national library, in a magnificent Gothic building. Today it is an 'electronic powerhouse' providing information to Parliament. Over 150 years the library has faithfully served Parliament, responding to MPs' needs for information, enlightenment, recreation and solace. Today it continues to give Parliament rapid, efficient and reliable service. Together with its wider national responsibilities, the library continues to make a vital contribution to New Zealand's political and cultural heritage.
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Steele Roberts, c2008.
Branch Call Number: 027.65 MAR
Characteristics: 270 p.,  folded leaf of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports., plans ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Parliament's library, one hundred and fifty years