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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colonial south Australian history is on display in a beautiful Victorian library wing. Well worth the visit.

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Flinders University City Gallery, we went over to the Mortlock Wing of the State Library. As soon as we walked in, my friend was overwhelmed by the grand appearance of the library. She admired the students who were studying in such a...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come to the state library every year for training. It is a great place with a great cafe. Friendly staff and a lot of things to see and great place to find out about history.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We ventured into the city on a very cold weekend and took respite in the library. There was a lovely little toy exhibition with a table to enjoy activities with the kids. Then we ventured into the Mortlock wing. So grand and beautiful. Would love...More

1  Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A WOW library!! Very educational and historical library, seeing many students are having tour and sharing in the museum. We like it so much!! Zero Entry.

Thank Kenny K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is the prime resource for the public in researching South Australian history and pre-history. The collection is huge and comes in every conceivable format: digital, film, sound recordings, microfiche, photographic, and print. The library is located in the north terrace, which is the central...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Really loved the environment. Loved the way the Books n the surrounding stuffs. Would love to visit again and again.

Thank unnaasha
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The State Library is always a great place to visit with exhibitions and resources available often for free. Take a peek inside the Mortlock Wing and admire the skylight and tiered stacks while the new wing is spacious, airy and modern. Staff are available to...More

Thank Margar550
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Really worth a trip... it is amazing. The books are all available to look at and come from all over the state and beyond. Don't miss it!

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

What a wonderful venue, we attended a wedding reception in the Mortlock Library room, very atmospheric and special.

Thank AdelaideRookie
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