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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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Colonial south Australian history is on display in a beautiful Victorian library wing. Well worth the visit.

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

After visiting the Flinders University City Gallery, we went over to the Mortlock Wing of the State Library. As soon as we walked in, my friend was overwhelmed by the grand appearance of the library. She admired the students who were studying in such a...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I come to the state library every year for training. It is a great place with a great cafe. Friendly staff and a lot of things to see and great place to find out about history.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We ventured into the city on a very cold weekend and took respite in the library. There was a lovely little toy exhibition with a table to enjoy activities with the kids. Then we ventured into the Mortlock wing. So grand and beautiful. Would love...More

1  Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A WOW library!! Very educational and historical library, seeing many students are having tour and sharing in the museum. We like it so much!! Zero Entry.

Thank Kenny K
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