Nola Millar Library

The Nola Millar Library is the most comprehensive specialist library of its kind in New Zealand.

It is the library for Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School and is named after the School’s first director. The library collects theatre, dance and performing arts books, published plays and screenplays, periodicals, and audio-visual material.

The Nola Millar Library also provides services to the New Zealand School of Dance. Members of the performing arts community can join on payment of a subscription.


  • Over 12,600 plays.
  • Nearly 11,800 books providing information about a wide range of subjects, including performing arts, film, television, art, costume, scenography, stage crafts, directing, voice, movement, choreography, theatre & dance history, theatre & dance biographies and New Zealand culture.
  • More than 2,800 DVDs and videos of films, drama and dance.
  • Theatre and dance magazines.
  • Selected archive recordings of performances, posters, programmes and photographs from Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School and the New Zealand School of Dance.


The services offered to staff and students include lending, interlibrary loan, help with questions, listening and viewing facilities, lists of new and recent resources, computer and internet access and the teaching of research skills. Services to subscription members may vary.

Library Staff

Library Manager Kris Wehipeihana
Librarian Virginia Earle
Library Assistant (tba)
Library Assistant (Saturdays) (tba)

Opening Hours

The core opening hours during Toi Whakaari terms are:
Monday  after koiwi*-7pm
Tuesday  10am-6pm
Wednesday  9.30am-6pm
Thursday  10am-6pm
Friday  after koiwi*-6pm
Saturday  10am-1pm
*between 9.30am and 10am

The core opening hours during Toi Whakaari term breaks are:
Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm

Opening hours may vary during specific weeks in the Toi Whakaari calendar, such as Whakatau Tauira (Feb 17-21), Marae Noho (April 14-18) and Graduation Week (Nov 10-14).

Click here for the 2014 term calendar.

The library is closed on public holidays and for several weeks over Christmas and New Year. Because of the public holidays for Easter and ANZAC Day in 2014, this year the library will also be closed from 21-25 April.

Please contact the library for more information.

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