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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“mortlock wing” (46 reviews)
“harry potter” (10 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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"harry potter"
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"free internet"
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"south australia"
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"book lovers"
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"old section"
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"family history research"
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"reading books"
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"new wing"
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"free tour"
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"beautiful building"
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"australian history"
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"well worth the visit"
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"north terrace"
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"on display"
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"art gallery"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had visited this place with free walking tour which is available in 2 different time in day. this is not that big building . you can explore it alone and take cool photos and selfies. you can also sit down whole day and work...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Well worth a visit to this beautifully designed building. The main floor of the library hosts events and it is a great place to have a function.

Thank Megan O
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A very interesting Library Entrance off North Terrace. Easy to get to by bus or a short walk from King William Street, past some interesting large Statues. A quiet place, great for reflection.

Thank kins39
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I attended a friends wedding with my wife, this is the first time I visited the State Library and wow what a location. I will be back during the day to check it out a little more. However, if you are looking for a Wedding...More

Thank CraigS1974
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

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 17 April 2018 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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