Skip to main content

For thousands of years, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains have told their stories and kept their memories of this place alive in their oral tradition. Today, a greeting stone by Uncle Lewis O’Brien of the Kaurna people at the entrance to the State Library welcomes visitors to a place that also keeps the memories of the state alive.

We exist to ensure that current and future generations enjoy, experience and learn from our South Australiana collections and world knowledge collected and preserved for their use; we provide research and information services, events and programs to enrich access to the collections.

Delaminating acetate record disk being prepared for recording remnant content

Preserving and conserving

Learn how we are preserving and conserving the State Library's collection for future generations to explore and research.

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Entries for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are now open and close on Wednesday 31 July 2019. 

Ask Us, Roland Eime, librarian in charge of Youth Lending, assisting a customer [B 72589/3]

Ask Us

For all your research or reference queries our librarians are here to help you!