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Book a computer

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 2 hours 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.

Book a group study room

Due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the capacity of group study rooms has been reduced to 2 per smaller room, 7 in the larger room.  Bookings of up to 3 hours can be made by phone or in person at the Information Desk. Find out what has changed by reading the State Library reopening FAQs.

Using free WIFI

Free wifi is available at the State Library and around the North Terrace precinct via the AdelaideFreeWiFi network provided by Internode free of charge.

Using library computers

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. 

Using microform and audiovisual equipment

We provide:

  • digital readers to use with microfilm and microfiche which are attached to printers for A4 or A3 prints
  • six manual microfilm readers
  • eight microfiche readers.

If you would like larger sized copies, such as A2, or some other enhancement of a microfilm or microfiche item, ask us:

  • By phone: 8207 7250
  • In person at the Information Desk.

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

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.

Somerville Reading Room

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.

Youth Lending Service, circa 1970 [B 68890]

Join the State Library

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Map of the State Library

View the map and floor plan of the State Library, including the Spence Wing, the Institute Building, and the Mortlock Wing.

Ask Us, Roland Eime, librarian in charge of Youth Lending, assisting a customer [B 72589/3]

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