State Library of South Australia
'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the Mortlock, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...or so we thought! Surprise and delight await as storytellers bring the Mortlock Chamber to life with the magic of Christmas tales and more.
Join us as local authors and storytellers sit by our magnificent Christmas tree to share their cherished holiday stories.
But remember, space is limited, so be sure to book your tickets for each person attending. Don't miss out on this journey into the heart of Christmas – reserve your spot today.
Please note all sessions begin at to 11am but due to booking limitations a second session has been added to start at 11:05am but will be part of the 11am session.
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.