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In the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19 the State Library will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. You can still access the State Library online, scroll down the page to see how.

Explore our collections

Online access to the State Library

The State Library offers many opportunities to explore and discover areas of the State’s history, your family history, our special collections, digital collections and more. While we might not be able to speak to you face to face, we can still help you in a number of ways.

Barrio Adelaide Festival Poster

Digital Collections

Showcases selected items from the State Library’s collection with a particular focus on South Australiana 

Explore the collections [B 1831873]

The Collection

Explore the collections including South Australiana, Family History and Special Collections.

South Australian Premier, Steele Hall, with his children [PRG1662/5/27]

Family History

Get started on researching your family history today.

Catalogue card index Bastyan Wing, 1967 [B72589/6]

Catalogue Search

Search the catalogue for a variety of materials held by the Library including books, magazines, newspapers, sound recordings, archival records and photographs.

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!

Youth Lending Service, circa 1970 [B 68890]

Join the State Library

Did you know that State Library membership is free? Being a State Library members provides you with greater access to the collection. Check out the benefits and sign up for a card today.

Trove, National Library of Australia

TROVE

Trove helps you find Australia's cultural collections by bringing together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small. 

Library Guides of the State Library of SA

Library Guides

Find research assistance, subject guides and useful resources on a range of subjects.

Access free eResources at the State Library

eResources

We subscribe and provide free access and home access to wide-variety of eResources that include both full-text articles and abstracts, magazines, scholarly journals, eBooks, databases, indexes, newspapers, encyclopedias and lots more.