As a precautionary measure, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have suspended all Education programs until Term 4 (12 October 2020).
Ground floor glass foyer
Facilitated by an experienced Educator.
Learners will examine the handling collection and visit the magnificent Mortlock Chamber. Learners may have opportunity to view original documents relating to early settlement.
NB. This program no longer visits the Basement.
Have you considered free metro travel for primary school groups?
Adelaide Metro provides FREE travel for primary school groups.
What do the programs cost?
What pre-visit information will we receive?
What happens on arrival?
What should we bring to an education program?
Do you have teacher tips for visiting the State Library for research?
How do I get to the State Library by public transport?
The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.
You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.
Is there car parking near the State Library?
The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.
There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.
Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?
Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.
There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.
How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?
You can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays. All upper levels of the Mortlock Wing will remain closed, including quiet study areas.
Is there a cafe at the State Library?
Yes, the State Library Cafe by St Raphaels located on the ground floor in the glass foyer, but for now the cafe will remain closed but keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest updates.