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Coutanche children taken in 1951, part of the Arthur Collection [BRG 347/3730]
  • Event series
  • History Festival

Falling from the tree

Genealogical resources at the State Library

On Thursdays, once a month, various dates

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The Governor and staff at the Adelaide Gaol, 1850 by Henry Glover [B/17790]
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  • History Festival

Scandalous and scurrilous

Forgotten men from Proclamation to WW1

Friday 24 May

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Free, bookings essential

Dream Big
  • Event series
  • Dream Big Family Weekend

Stories Under the Stars and Star Dome

Saturday 25 May
Sunday 26 May

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Free, bookings essential

Dream Big
  • Event series
  • Dream Big Family Weekend

Drag Queen Storytime

Saturday 25 May
Sunday 26 May

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Protest Lab
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  • Dream Big Family Weekend

Protest Lab

Saturday 25 May
Sunday 26 May

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Richmond Primary
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  • Dream Big Family Weekend

Story Cubes

Drop in any time

Saturday 25 May
Sunday 26 May

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Free, bookings essential

PC Dog
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  • Dream Big Family Weekend

Phil's exhibition tours

Saturday 25 May
Sunday 26 May

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Wine image
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An evening of wine

With the winemaker

Wednesday 29 May 2019

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Free, bookings essential

PC Dog illustration
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  • Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books event series

Connecting images and words

Tuesday 4 June

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Godigi participants engaging in the Live and Learn programs at the State Library of SA [18/19543]
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  • Live and Learn in 2019

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State Library website and catalogue

Friday 14 June

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PC Field
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  • Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books event series

Inside the creative mind of author Phil Cummings with Narelle Graham

Tuesday 18 June 2019

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Genealogy Gems
  • Event series
  • Genealogy Gems 2019

World War 2

Records of the Home Front

Thursday 20 June

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Free, bookings essential

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Events by the Friends of the State Library of South Australia

Friends of the State Library

The Friends of the State Library of South Australia offer a variety of interesting events throughout the year, including their regular event Wednesdays @ One.

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.

Online gift store, State Library of South Australia, Unique gifts featuring our collection

Online gift store

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 Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).

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?

The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

There is a cafe located in the back of the glass foyer at the State Library. View more information about the cafe and tenants.