State Library of South Australia

Explore our collections

The State Library of SA's collections are as diverse as the community we serve. Every topic, question or interest can be explored and researched at the State Library, you can also search our collections through the Library catalogue. We are a preservation library, which means all our material is for reference only and not available for loan. Our heritage collections feature unique South Australiana to Rare Books.

Explore the Library's digitised collections and other online resources.

The Library is continually exploring ways to present our digitised collections, take a look at the following:

Digital Collections website
Digital Collections website

Showcasing selected items with a focus on South Australiana

 

Photos in the Catalogue
Photos in the Catalogue

Search over 110, 000 photographs:
Use Advanced keyword search and in Location select Pictorial - this limits the search to just photographs

 

Treasures of the State Library
Treasures of the State Library

Showcasing the unique treasures of the Library's collection

 

Advance Australia - South Australia and Federation
Advance Australia - South Australia and Federation

A bibliography of South Australia and Federation highlighting the development of our nation and South Australia's role in it

 

Antiphonal
Antiphonal

A site dedicated to the 13th century Italian antiphonal, purchased in 1945 and withdrawn from public access in 1992 due to extensive conservation treatments

 

Bradman Collection
Bradman Collection

The Bradman collection can be viewed online via a dedicated website, a Flickr album or an app

 

Catherine Helen Spence - a Bibliography
Catherine Helen Spence - a Bibliography

A Library Guide providing a chronological bibliography of Catherine Helen Spence, a professional journalist, political candidate and a social and political reformer

 

Children's Literature Research Collection
Children's Literature Research Collection

A Library Guide highlighting this special research collection of books, games, toys and ephemera that represents children's reading and play interests

 

Colonial history of South Australia timeline
Colonial history of South Australia - a timeline

A timeline of South Australia's colonial history, from establishment, to settlement, through to Australian federation membership

 

Digitised Books & Journals
Digitised Books & Journals

Explore a selection of digitised (fragile and rare) books, journals and manuscripts  in SA Memory website

 

Encounter 1802 - 2002
Encounter 1802 - 2002

Celebrates Matthew Flinders' and Nicolas Baudin's expeditions searching the southern coast of Australia

 

Manning index of South Australian History
Manning index of South Australian History

An index of South Australian newspaper and magazine stories from the years 1837 to 1937

 

Mary Lee. Let her name be honoured
Mary Lee. Let her name be honoured

To commemorate the centenary of passing of the Women's Suffrage Bill 1894 and to honour Mary Lee, a tireless social and political reformer

 

Oral HistoriesOral Histories
Listen to a range of unique interviews by South Australians available on the Digital Collections website

 

Pictures, Photos, Objects of Australian images
Photograph collection highlights

View highlighted collections of our extensive photographs, artworks and postcards

 

SA Memory people
SA Memory

A website which reflects upon South Australia's history

 

SA Sheet Music
SA Sheet Music

A list catalogue references to South Australian sheet music within the Library's collection

 

Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices
Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices

An index of funeral notices printed in The Advertiser from 1971

 

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau
South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau

The Bureau undertook research into over 8,000 enquiries from family and friends of missing Australian WW1 soldiers

 

Wine Literature of the World
Wine Literature of the World

Highlighting the Library's extensive collection of wine-related materials

 


Women and Politics

Celebrating the role of women in the social and political development of SA

 

Women's suffrage in South Australia
Women's suffrage in South Australia

A timeline of women's suffrage issues in SA relating to the late nineteenth century

 

World War One material
World War One materials

Showcasing South Australians at war via a variety of themes

 

YouTube channel
YouTube channel

Watch our digital video collections

 

More collections to explore

eJournals & magazines
Search the ejournal portal for digital journals and magazines

 

eResources
We provide free access to a wide range of databases, eJournals and eBooks, many in full-text

 

Flickr photostream
View a selection of South Australian images

 

History pin - our historical photographs pinned on today's map

 

Historic Australian Newspapers
Search historic Australian newspapers including The Advertiser

 

More newspapers
We've gathered a list of resources for searching for Australian newspapers

 

Other Australian Libraries and Collections
We've provided a list of links to other libraries across Australian

 

Pictures, Photos, Objects of Australian images
Search Trove for pictures, photos and objects from Australia's cultural institutes

 

Pinterest
Images from across our collections

 

Trove
Find Australian books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more

 

Website archives Search PANDORA, the national archive of Australian websites
Find out about our involvement with PANDORA

 

World Digital Library
Search the Library of Congress's digital library

 

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