State Library of South Australia

at North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000 Australia

Largest public reference library in SA with a collection focus on South Australian information and general reference material.

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide , SA 5000
Contact Phone
P: +61 8 8207 7250


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Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 20:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 20:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 17:00

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Stories behind the books 18 April to 21 July 2019
Join Phil Cummings and friends as they share the secrets and stories behind the creative process of writing.
Come and join us at the State Library of SA as we present a series of free family history talks on the third Thursday each month at 1pm.
Entries for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are now open and close on Wednesday 31 July 2019 .
What's inside
Many items from the State Library's collection are available to explore online.
A digital showcase of selected items from the State Library's collections with a particular focus on South Australiana.
The State Library collects and maintains materials relating to South Australia and its people.
We have extensive South Australiana and family history resources.
Every night of the year, from sunset to midnight in the State Library Forecourt, fascinating stories, characters, history and hidden gems from the State Library's collections are waiting for you.
Trove helps you find Australia's cultural collections by bringing together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small.
Research assistance, subject guides and useful resources compiled by the State Library of South Australia.
We subscribe and provide free access to wide-variety of eResources that include both full-text articles and abstracts, magazines, scholarly journals, eBooks, databases, indexes, newspapers, encyclopaedias and lots more.
Visit the cultural precinct
There are many things to see and do in and around the State Library.
Discover the people and ideas that have shaped democracy in South Australia, and the power of your voice in it.
Open daily with free admission, the Centre of Democracy is located in the Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue.
Looking for that bespoke gift for someone special or something for your home?
Explore our online gift store featuring items from the State Library’s collections, and find a range of products, including home décor, wall art, stationery, clothing, bags, and more.