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Message from the Director

From Wednesday 25 March the State Library of South Australia, along with other cultural institutions the South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia, will temporarily close its doors to the public.

The State Library has always been a safe haven for the community, a place for quiet thought, reflection, research and life learning. Whilst we may have shut the doors for now, we will continue to recognise the value of preserving our state’s stories and the power in identity of what shapes and makes South Australia and South Australians, what and who they are. Behind the scenes the State Library will continue to capture the stories of this great state, even during this historic and challenging event COVID-19.

We are an organisation founded by the people for the people and we encourage everyone to get online and visit the many stories, collections and materials held within our resources. You will undoubtedly discover things you may never have known about your South Australia.

These are uncertain times, but we will do our best to provide ongoing access to our collective resources. Between our cultural precinct colleagues there are a host of resources accessible online and for everyone it is a good time to use these to reflect on and discover, or rediscover how proud we are of our state.

Our staff as always are available to help with any online or phone enquiry. Please check the State Library website regularly or follow us on Facebook for the latest information as we increase our resources online for your enjoyment.

Stay safe and thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times. We look forward to seeing everyone back, as well as those new found friends of our cultural precinct, when we are again in brighter times.

Geoff Strempel
Director State Library of South Australia