State Library of South Australia, Adelaide

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Visit the largest public reference library in South Australia at State Library of South Australia. If you are looking for information on South Australia or research materials, this is the place to go. Read about the region’s development in glass-domed chambers lit with natural light. Dive into a sea of information in print, digital, and video format. The library also serves an interactive center for children, offering board games and toys. The building is impressive from the outside too: French Renaissance in style, it shows off elaborate Sydney masonry. Plan to visit State Library of South Australia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Adelaide attractions using our Adelaide itinerary planner.
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  • July 26, 2017
    It is always interesting, you enjoy the temporary exhibitions, but also of the building and the delicious coffee.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Colonial south Australian history is on display in a beautiful Victorian library wing. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    After visiting the Flinders University City Gallery, we went over to the Mortlock Wing of the State Library. As soon as we walked in, my friend was overwhelmed by the grand appearance of the library. ...  more »
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  • Make sure you take time to visit the State Library even if it is to check out the decadent, delicious and divine reading room. It's absolutely stunning and so lovely to be surrounded by a million minds worth of knowledge transcribed onto paper. This room can also be used for functions and from what I've seen from various events, the room is even more amazing.
  • The Mortlock wing is exceptional. A truly beautiful place to visit. Very peaceful.
  • Great place to study as it is quiet and there is a lot of seating space, so there is choice and it's never too crowded. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.
  • Aw Love it❤️️ So academic place to study and lots of interesting exhibitions/events
  • Amazing place to work, learn and even relax.

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