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Every bit of support for the State Library plays a vital role in the collection, preservation and promotion of South Australia’s stories as well as the upkeep of all the wonderful spaces that facilitate that. 

There are many ways in which you can support the State Library and contribute directly to ongoing projects and initiatives aligned with the State Library’s Strategic Plan

Bequests, collection donations and volunteering

Fountain pen and paper by Alvaro Serrano. Unsplash.

Make a bequest

A bequest is a truly beneficial way to support the State Library's journey for future generations.

Noel Coward at the Koala Farm [B 61595]

Donate to our collections

We encourage members of the community, organisations, and businesses to consider donating material for appraisal, especially South Australiana, to increase the depth and range of the library's collections.

Your help is needed [PRG 280/1/27/130]

Volunteer your time

View the latest volunteering and digital volunteering opportunities at the State Library.

Shop, support our friends and hire a venue

Floor cushion showing the Morialta Tourism Poster on a floor cushion

Visit our Gift Shop

Looking for that bespoke gift for someone special or something for your home?

Explore our online gift store featuring items from the State Library’s collections, and find a range of products, including home décor, wall art, stationery, clothing, bags, and more.

'Place of creation' by Elisabeth Butterworth

Friends of the State Library

From all walks of life, the Friends have supported the State Library of South Australia (SLSA) with a tradition of cultural philanthropy over eight decades, to enrich and promote its collections and treasures for scholarly and public interest.

Circulating Library in the Institute building, taken by Epicure

Hire our venues

Located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural precinct, the State Library has a range of impressive and diverse venues to suit functions.