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State Library of South Australia

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. 

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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.

Access eResources

Did you know your State Library subscribes to a wide variety of eResources that are free for you to use?

eResources include full-text articles and abstracts, magazines, scholarly journals, eBooks, databases, indexes, newspapers, encyclopedias, and many more. Don't have a Library membership yet? Join the State Library and start using eResources today.

Researching at the State Library of SA

Research databases

South Australian residents with a Library membership can access research databases and other electronic resources for personal use outside of the State Library, at home or on the go. 

newspapers and magazines

Newspapers and magazines

Read the Advertiser online and explore hundreds of magazines and newspapers from all over the world via Pressreader, NewsBank and more.

study resources for students

Study resources for students

Our learning and research librarians have compiled a selection of eResources for students to help with their research. 

Further your research

We offer a range of research guides to assist you in finding resources. Trove helps you find Australia's cultural collections sourced from collecting organisations across the country. You can access the full range of eResources to enhance your research further.

Guides to help your research

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. 

Free access to eresources and databases


Free access to a wide variety of databases that include both full-text articles and abstracts, magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, encyclopedias and lots more.