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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  • This was my first visit to the SLSA and my objective in accessing an archive was achieved. The layout of the place and the layout, for a visitor to Adelaide who is unfamiliar with the Library is confu...  more »
  • State Library of South Australia adalah perpustakaan untuk umum yang masuknya gratis. Tas harus dititipkan. Koleksinya bermacam-macam dari yang kuno sampai modern. Ruangan buku kuno sangat bagus dan u...  more »
  • I found a pic in a pamphlet of a library and had to go see it. So amazing in real life. It is like a piece of oxford in the middle of Adelaide. Uni students were sitting in the gorgeous piece of histo...  more »
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  • We recently visited the State Library to obtain a copy of a 1917 newspaper. The staff were amazing and spent 1 hour helping us find the page we wanted then printing it out. They then enlarged the page to A2 and photo-shopped the page so it was very clear. I can't recommend the State Library highly enough the staff especially Dean were exceptional.
  • Absolutely amazing place. Went on a school tour with my son. So much to see and do. The tour was such a great experience.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful library. A great place to relax.
  • The Mortlock wing is exceptional. A truly beautiful place to visit. Very peaceful.

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