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Hākena Search Help: Registration

How to find archives and manuscripts, ephemera, pictures and photographs at the Hocken Collections

On this page:

Registration allows you to

  • consult material
  • Log in

Log in to

  • Request materials
  • Bookmark items


You must register to consult any material in the Pictures, Photographs, Ephemera and Archives and Manuscripts collections.

If you already have been issued a Hocken card, please talk to desk staff to update your record and receive a new card.

Otherwise register online by clicking on Log in ǀ Register at the top right of the page.

Click on Register.

Complete the details online (compulsory fields are marked with a red asterisk). Add a password on the final page - take note of this and your assigned Username.

You must complete your registration within 90 days by showing photograph identification to Hocken staff, who will then issue you with a Hocken card. If you do not visit the Hocken Collections to complete your registration within this time, your record will expire.

Log in

Once you have registered you can log in to request material and to bookmark items.

Click on Log in ǀ Register at the top right of the page. Enter your Username and Password and click Login.

Forgotten or lost your password? Click on Lost your password? and enter your Username. You will receive an e-mail advising you of your password.

Please contact staff if you cannot recall your username.

Once you have logged in, your name will display at the top right of the screen. See what you have already requested and bookmarked, or log out, using the drop down menu.

Click on My Requests to check the status of your requests and to see how many requests you have available.

To request material, see Requesting information.

To bookmark new items or remove bookmarks, see Bookmarks.