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  • Media release

Winners Announced for 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

7 March 2022

Tara June Winch, an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France, has been awarded the coveted Premier’s Award at this year’s Adelaide Festival...

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Lust for Lifestyle
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Lust for Lifestyle explores modern living in South Australia, 1950-1965

1 March 2022

Lust for lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950-1965 is an exhibition at the State Library of South Australia exploring the allure of modern living in...

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It’s election time and we need your help

21 February 2022

On Saturday 19 March 2022, South Australians will head to the polls for the state election – and in the coming weeks the influx of promotional...

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  • Announcement

Collection moves now finished

15 February 2022

The collection moves of the past few weeks have now finished. The entire General Reference Collection and surrounding spaces are again accessible to...

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  • Announcement

South Australia’s rich football history on display

10 February 2022

The State Library of South Australia is pleased to be hosting an exhibition of South Australia’s rich football history from 3 June - 16 October 2022...

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1950s Christmas photo recreated

28 January 2022

From a generous donation to recreating history! As we wrap Christmas at the Mortlock up for another year, one of the many highlights was the...

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Shortlist Announced for 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

20 December 2021

We are delighted to congratulate the 37 writers from around Australia who have been shortlisted for the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature...

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  • Announcement

Searching is as easy as Search - Refine - Get!

14 December 2021

From Friday, 17 December 2021 searching for materials will be easier with the release of our new quick search function. The new function allows you to...

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Large Christmas Tree in the Mortlock Chamber
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Christmas at the Mortlock

30 November 2021

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

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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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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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