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Nominations now open for the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

25 March 2021

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary awards. The...

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Toy koala with scarf [clrcri22543752_1]
  • Story

Meet Keiffee the post-war koala toy

25 February 2021

The story of Valerie’s koala Written by Denise Chapman - Curator, Access and Engagement Valerie was busy tidying her things and had to decide what she...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
  • Announcement

New extended opening hours

1 February 2021

We are pleased to announce a change to our opening hours. We are now open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. View our new opening hours. We’ve compiled...

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Green and cream wooden Noah's Ark toy circa 1920 [clrcri22675772_1]
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The tale of an ark, a wounded soldier and an Adelaide school

8 December 2020

How did a toy made in 1920s London make its way to the State Library of South Australia 100 years later? Written by Denise Chapman - Curator, Access...

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Christmas tree lit up in the Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia
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Christmas at the Mortlock

1 December 2020

In a year of change, challenges and champions the State Library of South Australia has brought a little Christmas cheer to town. After a four year...

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Newton5c by Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski, 1992 [PRG919/107/504]
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Digital Art-cheology

4 November 2020

State Library project recovers lost artworks from the brink of extinction Written by Kimberley Dye and Taryn Ellis The State Library of South...

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The Peterson family consisting of parents Christian and Ellen with their ten children
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Find the skeleton lurking in your closest

2 October 2020

In these times of COVID-19 we have not been able to run our popular Falling from the Tree face to face tutorials. These tutorials explore major topic...

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  • Announcement

Vale Dr Alan Brissenden AM

22 September 2020

We are very sad to hear of the passing of our friend Dr Alan Brissenden AM, long standing committee member, and former President of The Friends of the...

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WREDAC computer Image - reproduced courtesy of the Defence Science and Technology Group [B/69684]
  • Announcement

New, powerful, free WiFi

31 August 2020

The StateLibrary-Free network is now available in all public areas of the State Library, including the Institute and Mortlock buildings. We have added...

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Jigsaw with WWII image of US President Roosevelt & Australian Prime Minister John Curtin
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United in Victory - A timely donation to the Children’s Literature Research Collection

17 August 2020

Recently an old envelope arrived with some dusty old jigsaw pieces and a cryptic note. We completed the puzzle and it turned out to be ‘United in...

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Unknown Family in Botanic Gardens Woods Collection [B 70999/5]
  • Announcement

Free remote access to Ancestry Library

3 August 2020

ProQuest have announced that it will provide free home-access to Ancestry Library Edition for State Library of South Australia members until the 31...

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State Library Cafe by St Raphaels featuring co-owner Frankie
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State Library welcomes back our cafe

15 July 2020

State Library welcomes back our cafe Monday 20 July

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