All State Library buildings are temporarily closed from Tuesday, 20 July until further notice.
To see when the library is open visit our Opening Hours page.
You can enter the library through the:
Due to new restrictions Library visitors are now required to wear a mask while on-site (masks will be available on entry).
To improve contract tracing and keep our community COVID safe, when entering the library please check in by either:
When entering the library please sanitise your hands at the sanitiser stations provided.
As the cloaking room is closed, a set of lockers will be located outside of the Somerville Reading Room (Spence Wing, level 2) for customers using this room to store personal bags. All other bags will be allowed into the study and computer space with security monitoring the area.
Keeping our staff and customers safe remains a priority, so we continue to:
Protective screens are still in use at the Information Desk, level 1.
We ask you and our staff:
Most of our services have return to normal.
Yes, computers are available for customers with a State Library or Libraries SA One Card, for 2 hours per day.
Yes, you can print or photocopy documents in the Spence Wing, level 2, but it is self-service. Library cards can be topped up at the Kiosk.
Unfortunately due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in South Australia our English Language Improvement Service (ELIS) is on hold until further notice.
Yes our highly-valued Family History Service is back and available Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm.
To get you on your way to discovering your family history, we also encourage you to look at our family history starter guide.
Yes, but to comply with physical distancing requirements our rooms have reduced capacity (4 or 6 people in the smaller rooms, 16 in the large room). Please contact the library to make a booking.
Some of our hire venue spaces remain impacted by Government COVID-19 regulations.
For all enquiries please contact our:
Events and Venue Coordinator
The State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm.
Yes, our Treasures Wall exhibition is open. Visitors are also welcome to view the exhibition bays in the Mortlock Chamber.
Unfortunately due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in South Australia our events are postponed until further notice.
If attending an event, booking is essential.
To keep our staff and customers safe we will continue to follow the physical distancing, building capacity limits and increased hygiene practises outlined by the State Government COVID-19 regulations. When entering the library please sanitise your hands at the sanitiser stations provided.
When attending events please check in by either:
For now, our library tours are still on hold.
To keep up to date with the latest news about the library, sign up to our enews.
Our onsite education programs are still on hold. Our Education Team has been busy developing exciting new learning opportunities for students and educators to connect with State Library resources, stories and collections. Explore our new Digital Resources and Digital Visits.
To keep up to date with our programs, sign up to our Education News.
As always we are here to help and encourage you to continue to use our online resources where possible, including:
Questions can still be asked through one of the following channels:
Use our live chat service, available between 10am and 5pm weekdays, to receive real-time help from a librarian. Head to our Ask Us page, or look for the chatbox on our website.
Complete our online form for in-depth research and assistance.
Our phone service is staffed from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. We strongly encourage you to call the library before your visit.
Phone: (08) 8207 7250
Toll-free for regional SA: 1800 182 013
This information, and our social media channels, will be updated as changes to services take place.