Family Research Centre (FRC)

Level 1, 159 Queens Road
Auckland 1072

The Family Research Centre (FRC) is open to everyone seeking assistance with researching their family history. It accommodates the national office of the Society, the NZSG Library, and is a venue for educational courses and local Branch and Interest Group meetings.

There is a team of experienced volunteers rostered on duty for each morning, afternoon and evening the Library is open. These volunteers have an accumulated wealth of knowledge and experience to help guide every visitor with their research. This provides a unique service. NZSG members can request research help from our FRC volunteers by emailing

NZSG Library

For further information on holdings, access to the catalogue and details about remote borrowing, see our NZSG Library page.

Getting to the FRC

The FRC is approximately 25km from the Auckland airport and 15km from downtown Auckland.

  • Bus stops are located close by and the walk from the train station takes about 10 minutes.
  • Parking for the Disabled is located at the back door of the library.
  • Free all-day parking is available within easy walking distance on Domain Road and Queens Road.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Regular Extra Library Sessions

Wednesday Nights: The FRC is open from 4pm to 8pm each Wednesday, January-December.

Friday nights: The FRC is open from 4pm-10pm on the first Friday of the month, February-December.

FRC Closure

The FRC will be closed on Saturday 22 June 2024 until 1pm due to the AGM being facilitated from the building.

Public Holidays

The FRC is open on most Public Holidays. Any public holiday closures will be notified on this page.


Members Non Members
$5.00 per daily session $20.00 per daily session
$3.00 Wednesday evening session (4pm - 8pm) $20.00 per evening session
$5.00 Friday evening session (4pm - 10pm) $20.00 per evening session
$0.20 A4 printouts from computer and A4 copies from books (per copy/sheet)

Meeting Room and Equipment Hire

For hire rates and conditions of hire for the meeting room please contact the NZSG Manager.



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