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State Library of South Australia

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North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
+61 8 8207 7250
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Why would you travel and visit some city’s library? Some of them are actually magnificent public buildings and source of local pride. This seems to be the case with State Library odd South Australia. During our stay the exhibit from sister city Shandong was an...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the exhibition from our sister city of Shandong. Better than we expected and set out nicely. People who work there are really pleasant and helpful. Totally worth going and don't forget the Mortlock library as well

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Although, we didn't go there to study, we were travelling in Adelaide so I just wanted to check out the building so we didnt look at books but we loved the place and quiet environment.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

French Renaissance style Mortlock wing never failed to impress visitor. I also like the treasure wall at Spence wing that changes displays from time to time, very educational. Now the COD, center of democracy is well worthy a visit too. Love the free guided tour,...More

Thank Helen_from_downunder
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were given an impromptu tour of the Mortlock Wing by one of the lovely volunteers. This three level old building has on the ground floor historical displays of Adelaide and South Australian history while the upper two levels houses a wonderful collection of old...More

Thank BellBoy53
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The state library has the servicesOne par with the state libraries in NSW and Victoria, as well as the long history and varieties of collection it has

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

great place to learn new things or to do some studies, internet work or read the local and interstate,overseas papers as well as doing family history, i go in there to relax and do work on my laptop

Thank mattking33
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Helpful and friendly staff and a must trip to level two to review all the old books! Need at least a few hours to wander around.

Thank johnnormana
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is well worth visiting the Mortlock Library section of the State Library of SA-It has been voted one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Such a strong feeling of history within it's hushed three floors.

Thank Sophia T
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Great research and public access space. Free computer access in a quiet easy to access location on North Terrace.

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