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The State Library of South Australia acknowledges that Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are the first people and Traditional Owners of Australia.

Indigenous Services

Access the following services by using our Ask Us service:

  • Research into the State Library's Indigenous collections.
  • Providing advice on the State Library's Indigenous collections.
  • Processing, cataloguing and indexing the State Library's Indigenous collections.
  • Raising awareness with enquirers of special access conditions to Indigenous materials.
  • Liaising with communities and enquirers requesting copies or access to the State Library's Indigenous materials.
  • Developing partnerships with the communities and like institutions.
  • Publishing and developing contextual online information on Indigenous collections.
  • Collaborating and participating in Indigenous events and programs.

Indigenous Collections

The State Library holds a number of significant Indigenous anthropological archival collections, including the Mountford-Sheard collection.

Find out how to explore our Indigenous Collections.

Indigenous protocols, policy and usage

Find out about the protocols we have adopted, the digital repatriation policy, the conditions of use for the Indigenous Collections including copyright, seek permission to publish or order a copy, cultural clearance and timeframes.

View the protocols, policy & conditions of use.

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AIATSIS

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. They promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

Library Guides of the State Library of SA

Library Guides

Research assistance, subject guides and useful resources compiled by the State Library of South Australia.