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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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State Library temporarily closes doors but not online resources

25 March 2020

Message from the Director From Wednesday 25 March the State Library of South Australia, along with other cultural institutions the South Australian...

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South Australia's major cultural institutions temporarily close

25 March 2020

Following direction from the Federal Government and the South Australian Government, the state’s major cultural institutions – South Australian Museum...

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

17 March 2020

With the continued outbreak of COVID-19, and in the interests of public and staff safety, the State Library will be providing continued COVID-19...

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Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - wallpaper
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2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Winners Announced

2 March 2020

Queensland author Jessica Townsend has been awarded the coveted Premier’s Award at this year’s Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. As the state’s...

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New eResources trial of the Archives of Sexuality and Gender

2 March 2020

Access the eResources link to Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture via the catalogue. This trial...

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Holden card game, ca. 1960, BRG 213/171/06
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History of Holden held in the State Library Archives

26 February 2020

Last week General Motors announced the end of the Holden brand in Australia, but the history of this iconic brand from its beginnings as a South...

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A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953. NAA: A1200, L15676.
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Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past

6 February 2020

A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices, is opening at the State Library of South Australia on Friday 7 February. This...

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Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - wallpaper
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2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Shortlist Announced

19 December 2019

Today we are delighted to announce the 37 writers from around Australia who have been shortlisted for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature...

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Heroes of the skies, Ross and Keith Smith exhibition
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Local Smith brothers win Great Air Race

31 October 2019

Discover the amazing story of the England to Australia air race of 1919, won by two of South Australia’s favourite sons, Captain Ross Smith and...

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Climate Change Rally, Adelaide 20 September 2019
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Climate Change Rally in Adelaide, 20 September 2019

22 October 2019

Recording of a historical event as it happened. View the podcast

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Infocuz Technologies La tecnologia de big data revolucionara la seguridad de la informacion big_data2
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Australian Libraries join forces to build national digital collection

12 August 2019

Australia’s national, state and territory libraries have come together in a world-first collaboration to build a national digital collection, with the...

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People viewing the Phil Cummings exhibition at the State Library of SA
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Phil Cummings exhibition extended due to popular demand

12 July 2019

We are very excited to announce that due to overwhelming popular demand, the Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books exhibition has now been extended...

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