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Our Story Wall

Every night of the year fascinating stories, characters, history and hidden gems of our State are waiting for you in our exciting exhibition experience, the Story Wall.

The Story Wall is a state-of-the-art permanent architectural projection. It uses imagery and sound to tell stories exclusively from the Library's collections, treasures and exhibitions.

Story Wall is interactive

Discover the interactive pod in the Library forecourt. Similar to a jukebox, the pod allows you to pick the stories that interest you. You can select the stories through our menu items:

  • For Kids
  • A-Z Collections
  • New
  • Top 10
  • About Story Wall

Selected stories are queued, so when one story finishes the next one in the queue plays - no need to worry about interrupting a story someone is watching.

Watch the following video to see what the Story Wall is and how to use the interactive pod:


Stories currently being told


  • Fringe posters
  • Festival venues
  • First festival - gala opening
  • 1960s connections
  • Moving and shaking
  • Pina Bausch

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau

  • Nurse Blanche Atkinson
  • Private William Sherriff Burman

Pageant memories

  • Nipper and Nimble
  • Radio call
  • Nellie the elephant
  • The blue honour Line

Pop-up books

  • The Thames Tunnel
  • Christmas gift giving
  • Vojtěch Kubasta

About your State Library

  • Collect and preserve
  • Treasures Wall
  • Your Hub
  • Family Histories
  • Mortlock Chamber
  • Compactus
  • Library tours

And more...

  • Gouger Books - trunk full of books
  • Bob the Railway Dog
  • Red Cross Letters
  • Diary of Leo Terrell

Watch the opening night film clips

Watch the extended version of the video or watch the short version below:


Tell us what you think 

Screening times

Every night of the year from sunset to midnight.

This is a permanent architectural exhibition progressively updated to tell new and exciting stories.

Interactive Pod

Personalise your experience using the interactive pod to select the stories you want to hear.

Location of the Story Wall

Screens in the State Library Forecourt.

Ask us a question

Have you seen something on the Story Wall and would like to know more? Ask Us! and one of our Librarian's will answer your reference question.

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