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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mortlock wing” (45 reviews)
“family history” (15 reviews)
“harry potter” (9 reviews)
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North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
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+61 8 8207 7250
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"mortlock wing"
in 45 reviews
"family history"
in 15 reviews
"harry potter"
in 9 reviews
"south australia"
in 24 reviews
"free internet"
in 5 reviews
"old section"
in 5 reviews
"book lovers"
in 4 reviews
"free tour"
in 10 reviews
"trip down memory lane"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"australian history"
in 5 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 3 reviews
"step back in time"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"don bradman"
in 3 reviews
"north terrace"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Like the place, the choice of books is splendid! Was looking for a history book and staff helped me to find it in no time. Location and coffee are also spot on.

Thank zaraw007
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

To me, this is not the most interesting building to view from the outside. It is situated among other such buildings (Eg Art Gallery, Museum, Government Buildings, etc.). However, the interior is most impressive. The Library houses (among other things) an impressive collection of documents...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

This was our first visit to the State Library. We enjoyed wandering around the new areas, but loved the old library with books reaching to the ceiling.

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

I have to say this was one of the highlights of our visits & highly recommend it. After seeing reviews on here and social media, we had it firmly on our to do / see list and spent a couple of hours here. There’s currently...More

1  Thank natters1979
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

We just walked-in off the street and were overwhelmed by the friendly welcome and information we were given. Certainly worth a visit for the internal architecture alone, not to mention the collections and displays.

Thank Jim649
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

This was a collection of Newspaper cartoons on political events of 2017. It was put together with great humour and balance. Well worth a visit. Fully wheelchair accessable.

1  Thank RetiredWazza
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

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
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

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

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 12, 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
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