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Thursday 17 October 2024
10 to 11am
Glass foyer, Spence Wing (Ground floor)
Free, booking required

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About the presenter

Peter Zajicek, Senior Conservator

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the State Library of South Australia:

Join our Senior Conservator, Pete Zajicek, for a special access tour of the State Library’s storage areas and Preservation Studio to see how the Library cares for our state's stories.

The State Library is the pre-eminent keeper of South Australia's stories and history. However, without proper care, these precious collections can succumb to the ravages of time.

Learn about the preventive preservation techniques we need to consider when caring for the state's collections, including:

  • environment - controlling light and ultraviolet radiation, humidity and temperature, biological pests, and dust and pollutants 
  • good handling, transportation, storage and display techniques
  • disaster preparedness.

Applying these preventive methods to the collections can prolong and protect their life for current and future generations. 

Limited spots available, book now.


Peter Zajicek

Senior Conservator at the State Library of South Australia

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 on 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.

Find out more about the cafe and resident organisations at the State Library.