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Large Christmas Tree in the Mortlock Chamber
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Christmas at the Mortlock

30 November 2021

Christmas at the Mortlock This year the magic of Christmas comes to the Mortlock, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Building on the...

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Archives Department, building interior featuring George Henry Pitt, 1938 [B/10196]
  • Announcement

Access to large size general reference collection temporarily changed

29 November 2021

Update 30 November at 4pm - this collection is now available for you to use, thank you for your patience. From Tuesday 30 November, the large size...

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Spence Wing glass foyer enterance
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Changes to our service delivery

25 November 2021

We’re changing the way we deliver our services to you Over time you might start to see some positive changes to the Library you know and love. As one...

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Wooden chair with carving
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Inspiration for the new logo – the logo development

25 November 2021

We had the wording around the new brand but now we needed a new logo to reflect this but where did the inspiration come from and what does it all mean...

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Original books that commenced the State Library's collection
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Discovering stories from the collection

25 November 2021

Everybody has a story to tell and at the State Library we love sharing the stories from the collections with you. We are very excited to release a new...

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Coonalpyn School, 1906 SLSA: B 36887
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The story behind the new brand

25 November 2021

From its earliest beginnings in 1861, the State Library has gone through many transformations but our primary purpose has remained relatively...

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Youth Lending Service, circa 1970 [B 68890]
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We’re making some changes to improve our service to you

19 November 2021

From Monday 22 to Friday 26 November, the large size general reference books will be temporarily unavailable for use. Can’t find something? Ask our...

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Various formats
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Deadline 2025

26 October 2021

Nothing quite strikes fear in our hearts like a deadline and Deadline 2025 is just four short years over the horizon. Deadline 2025 is the...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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What you need to know when visiting the library

9 September 2021

Due to new restrictions Library visitors are now required to wear a mask while in the Library buildings (masks will be available on entry). To improve...

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

Changes to home access to FindmyPast family history database

11 August 2021

Home access to FindmyPast ends Tuesday 31 August. You can still use this family history database onsite at the Library.

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Newspaper editions added to Trove
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Precious South Australian newspapers now available in Trove

4 August 2021

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of local South Australian community groups, there are now another 27,222 precious South Australian newspaper pages...

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Boy at a rock-hole at the granites, 1936. Photo by CP Mountford.
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NAIDOC Week 2021 ‘Heal Country’

8 July 2021

What does NAIDOC and the 2021 NAIDOC theme of ‘Heal Country’ mean to me and the State Library? Written by Jamie Hampton, Indigenous Collections...

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