Ground floor glass foyer
View selections of historical resources which illuminate various aspects of the settlement of the state, including diaries, letters, maps, passenger lists, and newspapers.
Learners will visit the magnificent Mortlock Chamber and go behind-the-scenes to the Library's basement to view original documents relating to early settlement in South Australia.
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 Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.
Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).
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?
The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.