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  • Announcement

Help us to collect festival ephemera

19 February 2024

The Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival are the biggest events in our state's calendar, attracting artists and audiences from around the world. The...

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  • Announcement

Changes to collection retrieval times

19 February 2024

We are changing when we deliver requested materials from storage to give you the best service we can within our current resources. To make sure you...

Photo of the winners of the 2023 South Australian Literary Fellows
  • Media release

Announcing the inaugural SA Literary Fellowships recipients

29 November 2023

Writers SA and the State Library of South Australia are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural SA Literary Fellowships program which...

Book a meeting room at the State Library of SA
  • Announcement

It's easy to book a meeting room

28 November 2023

You can now book a room at the State Library with our easy online meeting room booking service. To book a meeting room at the State Library visit book...

SA Literary Fellowships
  • Announcement

SA Literary Fellowships - shortlist announced

22 November 2023

We are delighted to announce the inaugural SA Literary Fellowships shortlist. Writers SA and State Library of South Australia have partnered to offer...

Top of a large Christmas tree with a star in the Mortlock Chamber.
  • Media release

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at the State Library of South Australia

20 November 2023

The magic of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will live on this festive season at the State Library of South Australia, with the beautiful...

Adelaide Telephone Exchange, Franklin Street.
  • Announcement

Interrupted phone service

8 November 2023

The State Library's phone service was impacted by the Optus network outage, but is now back online. You can still Ask Us a research question or search...

  • Media release

Applications open for new-look South Australian Literary Awards

3 November 2023

The State Library of South Australia is proud to unveil the new-look 2024 South Australian Literary Awards, with applications now open for the state’s...

A number of Scott Hicks film related images, including a film script, Scott Hicks.
  • Media release

State Library Acquires Scott Hicks' Personal Collection of Film Memorabilia

16 October 2023

Australian film director Scott Hicks’ personal collection of film memorabilia, including original film scripts, props, running sheets and award...

Stack of gardening books
  • Article

Spring into gardening books at the State Library!

10 October 2023

Our selection of new gardening books will spring you into gardening action. Or simply, appreciation. See the books on display inside the Library for...

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  • Article

Nature Festival @ the State Library returns in 2023

3 October 2023

Nature Festival is back and the State Library is pleased to present and host an exciting program of events, workshops, talks and exhibitions. From the...

Lady and child looking at books on a bookstall
  • Article

Thank you for making a difference on Indigenous Literacy Day

8 September 2023

The State Library was buzzing on Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday 6 September, with eager book lovers and the sound of our staff choir as people...

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