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The State Library of South Australia is committed to making its collections, services, spaces, and events available to all members of the South Australian community.

Some of our special services are listed here, but please ask at the Information Desk or phone +61 8 7424 6300 if you would like more information about services or access to the library for those with a disability.

Wheelchair and stroller access

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).


There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.


Many of our services are available online for those people who cannot visit the library in person. Additionally, we have a range of adaptive technology to increase accessibility options. This includes:

  • magnifying closed-circuit television (CCTV) to increase the text size of books and newspapers. It can also reverse black on white text to assist legibility
  • handheld scanner that magnifies material onto a large screen television
  • height adjustable tables.

Staff at the Information Desk can assist with these facilities. If you need special assistance or information, we can refer you to agencies who can help.

Website accessibility

The State Library is committed to improving the accessibility and usability of its website. This State Library website has been designed to work well across the majority of popular browsers.

If you are unable to access information from the website, email us: and we will try to provide the information to you in a different form.

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Compliance

The site has been constructed so as to provide the highest level of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines compliance.

The website meets at least priority level 1 and in most cases, the site also meets levels 2 and 3 compliance.