During Easter we are closed on Friday 19th, Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd and also Thursday 25th for ANZAC Day. See our opening hours for more info.

Tasman District Library


280 Queen Street
Richmond 7020
Ask for Helen McCubbin, Information Services Desk +64 3 543 8478
Alternative phone: +64 3 543 8500
Fax +64 3 544 8470

Email contact



For genealogy resources and information about the Waimea South Collection, see the library website.

  • Waimea South history and genealogy collection. Housed for the Waimea South Historical Society, this collection includes a large number of family trees, photographs, church records and cemetery records.
  • Local history collection of published material on the Nelson region
  • Roll of Honour: biographical information about those killed in the Boer War, WWI and WWII (with index of names ) in the Nelson area

Births, Deaths and Marriages

  • Waimea South history and genealogy collection contains records of births, deaths and marriages mainly relating to Waimea District [typewritten lists] but some other areas included where notices were put in the Nelson newspapers
  • Burial records for Nelson region

Electoral Rolls, Census, Directories

  • Electoral rolls for Nelson 1983-1989, 1991-1993, 1999-, Tasman,1982.1985-1988, 1990-1994 West Coast Tasman 1995, 1999, 2001-, Southern Māori/ Te Tai Tonga 1983-1992, 1995, 1999-
  • Telephone directories for Nelson held for at least five years


  • Hard copy of the Nelson Mail held for the current year and the previous full year