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State Library of South Australia

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Address: North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8207 7250
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Oh It's so beautiful to see the inside of the State Library of South Australia. That's my first time to see a beautiful library in my life. And also there are historical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh It's so beautiful to see the inside of the State Library of South Australia. That's my first time to see a beautiful library in my life. And also there are historical information at the ground floor of this museum. Really happy to be here.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Library with all the books that you need, a nice place to seat and read. The Old Library it's beatiful and amazing. You can feel the past just by sitting quiet.

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Thank Matheus F
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free internet on Library computers,you can use it for 1 hour or less.very nice building very close to the uni SA.

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Thank Bush o
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A new, modern, glass wing was artfully added to the historic building, allowing visitors to go seamlessly from the one to the other. The Mortlock Wing in the old section is well worth a visit - spectacular architecture and very interesting exhibits featuring the history of South Australia in books, letters, maps and hundreds of wine labels! In the new... More 

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Thank Julianna D
New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Uni student, spent a major part of my evenings here. Has a good wifi hotspot and is a comfortable spot.

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Thank RomyBabu
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Found the atmosphere to be conducive to open exploration and loved the Mortlock wing. Could spend hours sitting and appreciating the atmosphere and history.

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Thank Martins1962
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The State Library is a wonderful institution located on the northern side of North Terrace across from the War Memorial It has an amazing collection of books archival material and the Mortlock Library is well worth a visit to view the layout and presentation

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Thank walkvill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Was needing photos from newspapers 25 years ago and the staff went out of their way to physically look through old papers, then come up with various options and ideas to copy articles and photos to several qualities I could select from. Patient, helpful, thoughtful and kind. A great experience making it easy for me. Costs are done through a... More 

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Thank Paul R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

State Libraries are great in Australia. We have previously been to NSW (Sydney) and VIC (Melbourne) ones and now it was our first visit to SA (Adelaide). Lovely building, well maintained and serviced. Nice to see a 13th Century Manuscript (behind glass).

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Thank Albywon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great information resources, lovely little coffee shop and free internet too. All good things on a cold day if you are looking for some peace. Very helpful people too.

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