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. Before you head to Adelaide, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Adelaide trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Adelaide has to offer, including State Library of South Australia.
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  • Visited our state library on a wet and windy day in Adelaide. This place is amazing. The Mortlock room is like something out of Harry Potter. Loads of interesting things to read about our history and ...  more »
  • The interior and exterior are beautiful to make pictures. And the exhibits are interesting to take a look at. Do visit the Moreland gallery  more »
  • The library is worth looking at if you like historic buildings. There are some very good history displays around the main floor. The building itself is beautiful.  more »
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  • Volunteer staff are nice and helpful. The local and family history section holds a lot of information not available anywhere else, biggest selection of books in the state. Cafe is expensive.
  • beautiful old buildings and new places. Highly recommend this for all ages.
  • When I don't have access to a computer I can use one here for free. Valuable service for the community and peaceful quite place to be at.
  • The state library provides a lot of quiet space for study and work, and there are several exhibition area for historical items about the South Australia. The architecture of the building in its interior is quite simple as not much classical decorations can be found in the interior. It is a good place to have a look.
  • The State Library of South Australia is situated in the city (along North Terrace). The library has 2 wing: new wing and old wing. The main entrance is in the new wing. The Mortlock wing exhibition (old wing) is accessible via the a link bridge on the second floor of new wing building. You will not regret visiting Mortlock wing exhibition as the architecture is very unique. It is also a great place to read books.
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