Due to COVID-19 regulations, computers will be spread out to help with physical distancing. A reduced number of computers will be available for customers with a State Library card, at first for 1 hour per day. Find out what has changed by reading the State Library reopening FAQs.
You'll need a State Library card to book a computer. Don't have a card? Become a member!
Find out more about our computers and wifi.
Due to COVID-19 regulations group study rooms are currently closed to help with physical distancing requirements and for use by our more vulnerable customers (i.e. older people, people with chronic health conditions etc.) who require an isolated space in which to study. Find out what has changed by reading the State Library reopening FAQs.
Free wifi is available at the State Library and around the North Terrace precinct via the AdelaideFreeWiFi network provided by Internode free of charge.
Find out about our computers and wifi services.
Please read and adhere to the State Library's Computer usage conditions for computers and internet access.
If you would like larger sized copies, such as A2, or some other enhancement of a microfilm or microfiche item, ask us:
We have a specialised dedicated audiovisual room for you to view videos, DVDs, cassettes and CDs from our collections or on interlibrary loan.
Audio recordings from oral history collections are used in the Somerville Reading Room.
Refunds or replacement copies are given to customers when they have not received the expected result from the money spent because of a failure of State Library equipment or service.
Find out how to seek a refund or replacement copy.
The reading room is a specially controlled environment where you can view items from our heritage collection or fragile and older reference material. To help preserve items in our collection, whilst you are viewing them, we ask that you adhere to the Somerville Reading Room conditions of use.
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