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The State Library of South Australia’s core purpose is to collect and maintain the documented history of the state and provide access that connects people with our resources and world knowledge. To support these, we contribute to the wellbeing of the state by providing culturally enriching opportunities to our communities. Including the Aboriginal Reference Group, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, and Collab.

Noel Coward at the Koala Farm [B 61595]

Donate to our collections

We encourage members of the community, organisations, and businesses to consider donating material for appraisal, especially South Australiana, to increase the depth and range of the library's collections.

Delaminating acetate record disk being prepared for recording remnant content

Preserving and conserving

Learn how we are preserving and conserving the State Library's collection for future generations to explore and research.

Ask Us, Roland Eime, librarian in charge of Youth Lending, assisting a customer [B 72589/3]

Ask Us

For all your research or reference queries our librarians are here to help you!