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State Library of South Australia

North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
+61 8 8207 7250
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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mortlock wing” (45 reviews)
“family history” (15 reviews)
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North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
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"mortlock wing"
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"family history"
in 15 reviews
"harry potter"
in 9 reviews
"south australia"
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"free internet"
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"old section"
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"book lovers"
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"free tour"
in 10 reviews
"trip down memory lane"
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"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"australian history"
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"volunteer guides"
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"step back in time"
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"well worth the visit"
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"don bradman"
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"north terrace"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

If I am ever going past the State Library, I take a detour to visit the magnificent Mortlock Library. Not to read any of the thousands of books, but to stand and enjoy this wonderful reminder of times past. Today I feel adventurous(!) and take...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This state library provides books, national archives of rare books and has special section for city gallery and state gallery. The highlights are 3 floors of books shelves in Mortlock wing which open to public, it's all for free.

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not planning on visiting this but I popped into the information centre in Adelaide and was shown a postcard of the Mortlock Chamber in the library and decided I must visit this place. It's very impressive to see and is a book lovers' dream....More

Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Historical Mortlock Wing was stunning - a highlight of visit to Adelaide. A classic European four(+?} story structure with exhibits of Australian cultural and sports history on ground floor, and leather bound books on all topics imaginable on floors above. Was working library with serious...More

Thank MikelSky
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We viewed to see the old section and it is well worth the visit. You can take photos and the modern glass entrance is attractive. There is no cost to enter and you can just walk in.

Thank RowePCCA
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

To many, it’s really a strange thing to hear I spend a lot of time at various libraries while I was here. There’s a reason for that. The libraries have access to “the internet”. Not the notion of the World Wide Web as it stands...More

Thank JuiTeoh
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We went here for a look at the Mortlock Wing. What at beautiful place. The combination of new and old architecture at this library is stunning A must see in Adelaide. And free entrance

Thank carl o
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We especially wanted to go into the Mortlock Wing as we'd read it was special and we weren't disappointed. The levels are mezzanine so you can look up at the spectacular ceiling and beautiful decorated railings. It has a lot of exhibition cubicles on the...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

An awesome old school library, theirs also a great collection of books in a hidden room on the third floor. Rare examples that you can read and touch with helpful volunteers.

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

The library is worth to make a visit. The antic furniture and the layout is so beautiful. The clock and the decorations make you feel that you are in a dream land.

Thank Lay Kim S
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