Wellington City Libraries

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Prosearch / Rapu ngaio me ngā ratonga mōhiohio Professional search services

Prosearch is Wellington City Libraries' professional search service. We have the skills and specialist resources to track down reliable, up-to-date information quickly


Contact us

Now located — Level 7, 101 Wakefield Street.

Contact the Prosearch Team via phone — 021 596 274 (Marilyn Domney, Business Customer Specialist), or email us:

Email Prosearch Team

  • Business pages
  • Interloans
    We provide an inter-library loan (interloan) service that allows you to access material held in other libraries in New Zealand or overseas
  • Business databases
    Online "premium" databases you can access for free with your library card
  • Joining
    Membership is free for Wellington residents and ratepayers, and those who work or study in Wellington. Wellington organisations can join as a corporate library members

How does it work?

For all individuals or organisations with a Wellington City Libraries card we can offer up to 1 hour's non-urgent free research per topic, plus any direct costs. For urgent enquiries, work can be undertaken at $60 per hour.

You can still use our services, whether or not you have a current library card. A clear cost-estimate will be given beforehand.

About us

Innovative and cutting edge business ideas are based on good market insights. For over 25 years Wellington City Libraries has provided a wide range of business services and resources, including access to market research reports, industry trends and company profiles. We provide free search training, and confidentiality is guaranteed.

  • You know what information you need — we know how to find it
  • Save time and money by focusing on what you do best
  • As skilled information professionals, we can make a difference every day in the speed, relevance, and accuracy of research projects that meet business, industry, government, non-profit, and other needs

Prosearch Team

Our Prosearch Team members vary, but always include Marilyn Domney, our Business Customer Specialist, as well as other subject specialists as needed depending on the size and scope of your enquiry.

What we do

We aim to satisfy your information needs quickly and cost-effectively and save you time and money by:

  • Finding information expertly — whether you just need a few quintessential articles on a specific topic, or are interested in a comprehensive literature review
  • Providing training on searching online to find information efficiently and effectively and reduce information overload. We can show how to get the sources you need
  • Researching new product concepts
  • Researching your competitors
  • Locating companies who are potential buyers of your product
  • Providing guidance on searching the hidden web

Recent work & testimonials

Recent topics researched

  • Not for profit sector in New Zealand today
  • Casual games market
  • Smart learning
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • International trends in craft brewing
  • Smart cities
  • Text bullying

Feedback from our clients

  • "Thank you for your time today. It was exciting to see what you do and the possibilities for me seem endless. I have had a wonderful time reading the articles you sent so thank you very much for that."
  • "You have a wealth of information, very valuable for a lot of companies so I'll spread the word."
  • "Our CEO is very pleased with the research you did for her -many thanks."
  • "Many thanks for your time and all the links Marilyn. It was a real eye opener to see all the databases and potential at your fingertips!"
  • "Just to let you know I have looked at your research as per below and it is really useful. We are now looking at next research steps so will be in touch when we have sorted these out."
  • "Thank you so much for your time and expertise this morning. You really have assisted us hugely. Great to know about all these resources!! I will be sure to spread the word and I'm sure call on your expertise again."
  • "Thanks it's great to get hold of articles that summarise research and propose solutions - bang on."
  • "Excellent reading - you've certainly unearthed a few that have been off our radar!"

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