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Students studying in the Mortlock Wing, photo taken by Peter Fisher
  • Education program
  • Secondary

Researching History

Learn how to research historical investigations using primary and secondary sources and home access eResources.

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South Australians COO-EE! Fall In! We want you at the front come and help enlist at once.
  • Education program
  • Primary

Coo-ee Digger

Experiences of South Australian World War 1 soldiers

Find out what it was like to be a South Australian digger during World War One.

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Around the Commonwealth by aeroplane
  • Education program
  • Primary

South Australia and Federation

View historical resources relating to Federation and learn about some South Australians who were instrumental in advancing the Federation cause.

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Students studying in the Mortlock Wing, photo taken by Peter Fisher
  • Education program
  • Secondary

Researching Science and Technology

Improve your science and technology-related investigations using authoritative free home access eResources and secondary sources available via the State Library.

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Students studying in the Mortlock Wing, photo taken by Peter Fisher
  • Education program
  • Secondary

The Research Project and State Library Resources

Gain a competitive edge by enhancing research skills at the State Library.

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Students studying in the Mortlock Wing, photo taken by Peter Fisher
  • Education program
  • Secondary

Where's the evidence?

Build skills in analysis, interpretation and evaluation.

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South Australians COO-EE! Fall In! We want you at the front come and help enlist at once.
  • Education program
  • Secondary

ANZAC Spirit

Discover the Anzac spirit of South Australians who served in World War One. This program will be of particular interest to students undertaking the 2019 Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do the programs cost?
  • All State Library education programs are provided free of charge.
  • All equipment and materials costs are covered by the State Library.
What pre-visit information will we receive?
  • An email will be sent to the booking contact person to be distributed to all the attending teachers and adults. This will include all pre-visit information relevant to the booked program.
  • Some early years or primary programs will also receive a posted invitation addressed to the children.
What happens on arrival?
  • Arrive prior to the start of the program, so that students can eat and access toilet facilities located on the ground floor behind the lift.
  • If the weather is inclement a shelter area is located on the eastern side of the building between the State Library and the Museum’s armoury building.
  • A staff member will meet your group near the main entrance.
What should we bring to an education program?
  • Medication may be carried by the adult supervisor in a backpack.
  • Please arrange name tags for early years and primary students.
  • Devices are provided by the State Library, but we encourage senior secondary students to BYO devices.
  • Students who wish to join the State Library and receive a library card need to do so before visiting the library and request the card to be mailed to them.
  • Students wishing to access photocopying services will need to bring money.
  • Storage is available to accommodate school bags or food/drink crates.
Do you have teacher tips for visiting the State Library for research?
  • Discuss research topics with your students and the types of resources that might be useful.
  • Students may wish to access a Library Guide relevant to research topics.
  • Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.
  • Allocate sufficient time at the State Library for your research.
  • Some collection items are in storage but you can request an item to be retrieved from storage via the catalogue before your visit. Find out more about the retrieval service.
  • If you are intending to stay to use the resources after your program, you will need to book electronic database computers for your students to use.