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Circulating Library, dinner seating

Circulating Library

This venue is perfect for smaller functions such as private dinner parties, small cocktail parties and product launches.

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, lecture seating

Hetzel Lecture Theatre

This venue is perfect for lectures, meetings, training days, presentations, and workshops. It is fully equipped with up-to-date equipment.

Mortlock Chamber, banquet seating, photo by Scout Photography, Epicure.jpg

Mortlock Chamber

This venue is perfect for larger functions such as formal dinners, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, and product launches.

Treasures Wall area

Treasures Wall

This venue is ideal for pre-event drinks, cocktail parties, and product launches.

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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.

Epicure - memorable event experiences

Epicure catering at the State Library

Epicure and the State Library's venues have combined to ensure that special events held in the Library are truly memorable!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there conditions of use to hire a venue?

Yes, view the State Library's venue hire conditions of use.

Are there parking facilities near-by?

Wilson Carpark – Adelaide Central  

(adjacent David Jones and almost directly opposite State Library)
North Terrace, Adelaide 
Phone: (08) 8232 1948 

Wilson Carpark – Centrepoint

Corner Rundle St and Pulteney St, Adelaide 
Phone: (08) 8232 2221

Fees and open hours

Refer to the Wilson Parking website

Can I use the State Library for my wedding photos?

If you have hired one of our venues for your wedding or reception, then yes you are allowed to take photos within the State Library, but there are some rules to follow.

If you have not hired one of our venues, then no, you are not allowed to photograph inside the State Library.

Read about wedding photography and camera use in the State Library.

What is the cost of venue hire?



Half day

Any 4 hours between 9am to 5pm

Full day

8 hours from 9am to 5pm


4 hours from 5pm

Saturday evening

Up to 6 hours from 5pm

Lecture Theatre

$300 $525 $525 By arrangement

Treasures Wall Area

$500, by arrangement   $750
Thursday, Friday and Sunday only
  • All prices quoted are GST inclusive. 
  • Additional hours charged at the rate of $100 per hour. 
  • Access outside of advertised times is possible but is subject to negotiation. 
  • Additional security charges may apply.

What catering options are available?

The State Library recommends Epicure Catering for the provision of great quality food and beverage for functions held in our venues. Catering packages vary and range from morning or afternoon tea, corporate lunches, buffets, cocktail food, a formal sit down dinner or wedding reception.  

Epicure Catering
Phone: (08) 8207 7372 or (08) 8207 7373

Epicure Catering has a fresh and dynamic approach to food and service, combining the best of produce with perfectly balanced flavours and delivering a sense of occasion. Epicure’s attention to detail and innovative approach will assist you to make your event at the State Library truly memorable.


Alternative catering arrangements can be made via either:
Venue Hire team on phone: (08) 8207 7258 or email: