Facilitated by the Digital Learning Librarian
This digital visit aims to help students get the edge on research at the State Library. It provides an introduction to resources and how to access them including eResources, databases that provide newspaper and journal articles accessible free from home. Discover our collection of over 600,000 books, hardcopy magazines and newspapers. For the most comprehensive South Australian published and archival collections, maps and geodata, digital collections, audio/visual collections, pictorial resources, and Library Guides for research assistance.
Interested? Please email SLSAEducation@sa.gov.au to secure your digital visit.
Welcome to the State Library
The following welcome video has been created for year 7 to 12 school students. It provides an overview of the State Library of South Australia's history, collection items, storage facilities, digitisation programs, exhibitions, buildings, study spaces, our Librarians, becoming a member and much more.
A humorous video co-designed by secondary school students for their peers showing the importance of credible sources available at the State Library of SA to assist students with their Research Project.
Please assist us by completing the appropriate survey after you have attended our program.
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.