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.


  • More than 13,300 plays.
  • Over 12,000 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.
  • Nearly 3,000 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 Izzy Cresswell

Opening Hours

The core opening hours are:
Monday to Friday  10am-6pm
Saturday  10am-1pm

Opening hours may vary during specific weeks in the Toi Whakaari calendar, such as Whakatau Tauira (Feb 16-20), Marae Noho (April 7-11) and Graduation Week (Nov 9-13).

Click here for the 2015 Toi Whakaari calendar.

The library is closed on public holidays and for several weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Please contact the library for more information.

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