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Every night of the year, from sunset to midnight in the State Library Forecourt, fascinating stories, characters, history and hidden gems from the State Library's collections are waiting for you in our exciting exhibition experience, the Story Wall. This is a permanent architectural exhibition progressively updated to tell new and exciting stories.

Ask us a question

Have you seen something on the Story Wall and would like to know more? Ask Us! and one of our librarians will answer your reference question. For general questions email us at

Tell us what you think, follow the Story Wall on Facebook and share your experience, photos and ideas.

Story Wall is interactive

Personalise your experience using the interactive pod to select the stories you want to hear.

Discover the interactive pod in the Library forecourt. Similar to a jukebox, the pod allows you to pick the stories that interest you. You can select the stories through our menu items:

  • For Kids
  • A-Z Collections
  • New
  • Top 10
  • About Story Wall

Selected stories are queued, so when one story finishes the next one in the queue plays - no need to worry about interrupting a story someone is watching.

Watch the following video to see what the Story Wall is and how to use the interactive pod:

Stories currently being told


  • Fringe posters
  • Festival venues
  • First festival - gala opening
  • 1960s connections
  • Moving and shaking
  • Pina Bausch

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau

  • Nurse Blanche Atkinson
  • Private William Sherriff Burman

Pageant memories

  • Nipper and Nimble
  • Radio call
  • Nellie the elephant
  • The blue honour Line

Pop-up books

  • The Thames Tunnel
  • Christmas gift giving
  • Vojtěch Kubasta

About your State Library

  • Collect and preserve
  • Treasures Wall
  • Your Hub
  • Family Histories
  • Mortlock Chamber
  • Compactus
  • Library tours

And more...

  • Gouger Books - a trunk full of books
  • Bob the Railway Dog
  • Red Cross Letters
  • Diary of Leo Terrell
  • One Mountain, One River, One Sage
  • Beyond the Stage
  • Project WRESAT at Woomera
  • Unsettled: Beltana No Western
  • Unsettled: Nepabunna Mission 1937
  • The Antiphonal
  • Wind-up toys
  • Clipsal 500

Watch the opening night film clips

Watch the extended version of the video or watch the short version below: