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Monday 5 to Friday 9 December 2022
Sunday 11 December 2022
Monday 19 to Friday 23 December 2022
Various times
Mortlock Chamber
Free, no bookings required
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Raising Literacy Australia 

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Raising Literacy Australia :
State Library Supports

Bring the magic and wonder of Christmas to vulnerable and disadvantaged children by buying a book when you visit the Mortlock to support their literacy development.

The State Library is partnering with Raising Literacy Australia to support their Buy a Book, Gift a Book appeal which directly benefits South Australian children in out-of-home care through their Read to Me program. The program provides the children with regular deliveries of books, resources and activities, supporting their development in the critical early years. We recognise that a child that can learn to read means they can live the life they choose.

When you buy a book to enjoy with your special child, at the same time, you can buy another book to gift to the Read to Me program. The Read to Me program relies entirely on the generosity of the public.

Buy a book and gift a book from the Raising Literacy Australia stand in the Mortlock Chamber during these times:

Monday 5 to Friday 9 December 11am to 2.30pm
Saturday 11 December 2pm to 4.30pm
Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 December 10.30am to 2.30pm    
Thursday 22 to Friday 23 December 10.30am to 12.30pm                  

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

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

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.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

Christmas at the Mortlock

Christmas at the Mortlock

Come along and celebrate Christmas at the State Library by visiting our Mortlock Chamber.

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