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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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  • Average5%
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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"
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"harry potter"
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"free internet"
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"book lovers"
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"old section"
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"new wing"
in 5 reviews
"south australia"
in 24 reviews
"reading books"
in 4 reviews
"free tour"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"australian history"
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"north terrace"
in 13 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
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"art gallery"
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"study"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The SA State Library is an excellent Library to visit especially when it is something that you are after and it may only be found at the Sate Library. However at times parking may be a problem. Going to your local community library might be...More

Thank meontheroadagain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dropped in to the State Library following a recommendation to visit the Mortlock Wing. It was suggested that it was a must see and resembled scenes from Harry Potter. Two very helpful guides in the entry hall pointed the way to a separate building across...More

Thank phall307
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I are in Adelaide for a few days. Friends had recommended that we check out the Mortlock Chamber of the State Library. But better than that, we booked onto a free guided tour of the library. Our tour guide Katie was terrific,...More

Thank Trudy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful library which is a in house read only with an attached modern student library with various authors and subjects covered incredibly well. a real information powerhouse and a national treasure.

Thank ben s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For visitors:The State Library is a wonderful place to visit if you're staying Adelaide. The Mortlock wing is a must see. Take the opportunity to admire this beautiful wing with its amazing collection of books. It has a really nice atmosphere and its all free....More

Thank jazzyclarinet12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big sign lies imposing on the street near its entrance. This place is known as the largest public research library in SA both historical and contemporary in different formats from digital to electronic to film. Although these collections must be used on site, researchers...More

Thank ynadqnor
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I make regular visits to read up on our country in the newspapers and sometimes research in the archival material. The most magnificent resource to find out and how our state has evolved. and what has happened over the years. Also a tremendous resource for...More

Thank PJ P
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The new wing is a modern library. the old wing is a beautiful library that pays homage to the past though it is not a museum.

Thank creativity2001
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Libraries, of all our cultural institutions, have probably changed the most over the past 20 or so years. Where once they were dark panelled caverns filled with books on shelves and guarded by stern-faced librarians who insisted on both peace and quiet our modern libraries...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We were suggested by friends to pop in and have a look and so pleased we did. The old library is just beautiful, almost a scene out of Harry Potter. The ground floor has some amazing objects from the past be it sport, to children’s...More

Thank CasandraTP
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