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Monday to Thursday
10 to 11.30am
Up to 30 learners
Meeting point

Ground floor glass foyer

Free, bookings essential
Supervision ratios
1:15 Years 8 to 12

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About the presenter

Education Librarian

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Community Learning Team:
Phone: 8207 7239

Give your students the edge on research with this introduction to resources and how to access them. Students can search their own topics using their own devices or the State Library's iPads. 

Discover and use

  • eResources, including access to databases that provide newspaper and journal articles
  • FREE home access to databases
  • over 600,000 books
  • hardcopy magazines and newspapers
  • the most comprehensive South Australian published and archival collections
  • maps and geodata
  • collections, including the digital collections website
  • audio/visual collections
  • pictorial resources such as, photographs and images
  • research tips and suggestions
  • Library Guides and pointers to useful resources, and
  • friendly professional advice and services.

The session also covers orientation to State Library spaces and services.

Useful tools for enhanced researching:

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.


Term 4 - 14 October to 12 December