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  • Event series
  • History Festival

Reconciliation: tracking family in public records

Thursday 26 May 2022

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Free, bookings essential

Friends Bookbinding demonstration
  • Event series
  • History Festival

Bookbinding Demonstration

Saturday 28 May 2022

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Booking required

History Festival - Extraordinary Mapmaker
  • Event series
  • History Festival

An extraordinary mapmaker

Tuesday 31 May 2022

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Free, bookings essential

SANFL design your own footy team uniform
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Design your own Footy team uniform

3 June to 16 October 2022

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Free, no bookings required

A Tuesday Talk carthew
  • Event series
  • A Tuesday Talk

A Tuesday Talk - Books in my life by Stephen Carthew

Tuesday 7 June 2022

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Free, bookings essential

Genealogy SA Andrew Peake
  • Event series
  • Genealogy Gems

The Role of Surveyors in South Australia

Thursday 16 June 2022

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Booking required

RGSSA lecture Susie Herzberg
  • Event series
  • Royal Geographical Society of SA Lecture Program

The Overland Telegraph after 150 years: a 21st century perspective of the OTL

Thursday 16 June 2022

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$10.00 per person

Migrants at a house building working bee, 1953. B 70351/11
  • Event series
  • Live and Learn

What they brought:

A look at mid-twentieth century European refugees and migrants

Tuesday 21 June 2022

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Free, bookings essential

WATU Adelaide
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WATU 2022

Young Adelaide Voices WATU Youth Choir Festival 2022

Wednesday 29 June 2022

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Free, no bookings required

A Tuesday Talk - Tanya Lyons
  • Event series
  • A Tuesday Talk

A Tuesday Talk - Books in my life by Dr Tanya Lyons

Tuesday 5 July 2022

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Free, bookings essential

RGSSA Philip Jones
  • Event series
  • Royal Geographical Society of SA Lecture Program

George French Angas as a pioneer South Australian ethnographer

Lunchtime lecture

Wednesday 6 July 2022

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Booking required

We Will Slam You With Our Wings
  • Event series
  • Illuminate Adelaide at the State Library

We Will Slam You With Our Wings

Illuminate Adelaide

Friday 15 to Sunday 31 July

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Free, no bookings required

Tours hosted by our Ambassadors 

Our excellent volunteer Ambassadors are back in the State Library glass foyer, based at the Welcome Desk. If you are planning to visit us, and would like to tour the Library with a guide, make sure to pop by the Welcome Desk and enquire if a volunteer Ambassador is available to host you, and your group of up to 5 people.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and other absences, there will be times when volunteer Ambassadors are not available to staff this desk or offer tours. We thank you for your understanding about this.

The State Library is no longer able to offer booked general tours.

 

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'Place of creation' by Elisabeth Butterworth

Friends of the State Library

From all walks of life, the Friends have supported the State Library of South Australia (SLSA) with a tradition of cultural philanthropy over eight decades, to enrich and promote its collections and treasures for scholarly and public interest.

Centre of Democracy, interior image of the exhibition space.

Centre of Democracy

Discover the people and ideas that have shaped democracy in South Australia, and the power of your voice in it. 

Open daily with free admission, the Centre of Democracy is located in the Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue.

Floor cushion showing the Morialta Tourism Poster on a floor cushion

Visit our Gift Shop

Looking for that bespoke gift for someone special or something for your home?

Explore our online gift store featuring items from the State Library’s collections, and find a range of products, including home décor, wall art, stationery, clothing, bags, and more.

Plan your visit

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

You can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.