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State Library of South Australia

Exhibitions on now

Australian inder attack - Sandy Mcorist
  • exhibition

If walls could talk

A photographic exhibition by Alexandra McOrist

9 September 2022 to 29 January 2023

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Free entry

Russell Ebert kicking a football
  • exhibition

Our footy, our people, our stories

145 years of the SANFL

Until Sunday 27 November 2022

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Free entry

Hans Heysen, circa 1930.
  • exhibition

Hans Heysen Unpacked

An exhibition documenting the history of Sir Hans Heysen

Tuesday 6 September to Sunday 9 October 2022

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Free entry

Explore the collections

The State Library offers many opportunities to explore and discover areas of the State’s history, your family history, our special collections, digital collections and more. 

Barrio Adelaide Festival Poster

Digital Collections

Showcases selected items from the State Library’s collection with a particular focus on South Australiana. 

Explore the collections [B 1831873]


Explore the collections including South Australiana, Family History and Special Collections.

South Australian Premier, Steele Hall, with his children [PRG1662/5/27]

Family History

Get started on researching your family history today.

Library Guides of the State Library of SA

Library Guides

Find research assistance, subject guides and useful resources on a range of subjects.

Trove, National Library of Australia


Trove helps you find Australia's cultural collections by bringing together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small. 

Access free eResources at the State Library


We subscribe and provide free access and home access to wide-variety of eResources that include both full-text articles and abstracts, magazines, scholarly journals, eBooks, databases, indexes, newspapers, encyclopedias and lots more.