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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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North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
+61 8 8207 7250
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The State Library of South Australia. For many, visiting a library as a 'must-see' destination is a bit far-fetched. However the true grandeur and splendour of the Mortlock Wing in this library is nothing to turn your nose up at. The sheer beauty of this...More

Thank chris l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the wonderful library and stumbled on some interesting and beautiful photographs. Wish they did a tour of the building exploring some if the nooks and crannies. The interactive light show on the side of the building at night is definitely worth a...More

Thank chivasLakeMacquarie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the SLSA and my objective in accessing an archive was achieved. The layout of the place and the layout, for a visitor to Adelaide who is unfamiliar with the Library is confusing. The staff were diligent. It looks like...More

Thank jagg686
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I found a pic in a pamphlet of a library and had to go see it. So amazing in real life. It is like a piece of oxford in the middle of Adelaide. Uni students were sitting in the gorgeous piece of history and studying....More

Thank Sussann D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

What a beautiful treasure Adelaide has here. On exhibition whilst we were there was 'From Outback to Outer Space' Woomera. It was facinating and free.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Library offers free guided tours, which are excellent. My lady guide was very knowledgeable, and provided interesting tidbits of information regarding the exhibits. I like the anecdotes - so much more interesting than dry facts! The highlight was the magical Harry Potter lookalike library...More

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The library is really stunning - The huge hall with 3 floors and all thes old books is amazing! Really go there, even just for a photos - It's beautiful!

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

If all you see in this library is the perfectly preserved Mortlocjk wing from the 1880s you will be delighted. Fascinating to see something so exact from times long ago. And on the ground floor of this wing are displays from different decades of Adelaide's...More

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look much from the outside but the inside is truly spectacular. Fascinating exhibitions to look at too. And all for free! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank AMY B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Once Woomera was known all over the world and not only by rocket scientists. The Australian satellite, WRESAT, soared into orbit from there in 1967. We went to the exhibition “From Outback to Outer Space 1955-1980” in the historic Institute Building and on the Treasures...More

Thank Bob D
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