Nola Millar Library 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 13,500 plays and screenplays.
  • 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.
  • Over 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 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.

Opening Hours

The core opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

Opening hours may vary during specific weeks in the Toi Whakaari calendar, such as Whakatau Tauira, Marae Noho and Graduation Week.

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


Access the Nola Millar Library catalogue here.


Kris Wehipeihana

Library Manager

Virginia Earle


Recent Resources

A list of the Nola Millar Library’s new resources is posted here approximately once a month.

Below are downloadable lists of new resources from previous months.

March 2015 (121kb)

January-February 2015 (109kb)

November 2014 (146kb)

October 2014 (106kb)

September 2014 (144kb)

August 2014 (128kb)

July 2014 (139kb)

June 2014 (84kb)

May 2014 (157kb)

April-May 2014 (132kb)

March-April 2014 (155kb)

Being able to study and realise performance design in the midst of a theatre arts school with other students exploring their crafts of acting, directing and theatre technology has been invaluably challenging, stimulating and most of all incredibly exciting. 

Brian KingDesign Graduate (2006): Niu Sila, Doubt, Lashings of Whipped Cream

The Nola Millar Library welcomes your call.

phone: +64 4 381 9219
fax: +64 4 389 4996


Street Address

Nola Millar Library
Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School
Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Road
New Zealand

Postal Address

Nola Millar Library
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
PO Box 7146
Wellington 6242
New Zealand