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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  • Lovely old library and v helpful/informative visitor adviser who explained it's history as well as plenty of Australian history  more »
  • The State Library has a wonderful old reading room area which is beautiful and has interesting displays on local and state history. We were also impressed with the volunteers who do a "meet and greet"...  more »
  • I enjoyed an unplanned visit and was greatly assisted by the helpful staff. Enjoyed the special exhibition on China history books restoration and visiting the old library building.  more »
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  • beautiful historical building, great collection of books, good wifi,frienly staff and dont forget to register yourself to the free tour! the guide will explain you many insightful facts about the building!
  • 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.
  • 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 also has an art gallery. A competitive exhibition was ongoing, with jury judgments already indicated. We did not fully agree with the jury's decisions. In fact, one landscape painting so caught our art-collector's fancy that we acquired it. Staff are lovely, dedicated ladies, who were so very helpful. Be therefore aware of smaller art exhibitions: sometimes you can find true jewels there, both in art and attending staff.
  • This was a really nice suprise. Such a beautiful library

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