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State Library of South Australia

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter is a book worm and Harry Potter fan so had to go take a look through the Mortlock wing. The staff were welcoming and was a perfect place to sit and reflect. Lots of students using the Library for study and meet ups....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely building with so much to do inside there, would have no problem recommending this to anyone that enjoys art and culture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigJackMc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly magnificent Library which felt like we had stepped back in time. Informative displays on local and state history. Very helpful volunteers. Went up to the second floor which had students in every nook and cranny. Free wifi also. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darryl-Jo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family history area is full of excellent information and the staff are very knowledgeable as to what they have. Lots of equipment like film and fiche readers, and free wifi as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 17larry
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely old library and v helpful/informative visitor adviser who explained it's history as well as plenty of Australian history

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

The State Library has a wonderful old reading room area which is beautiful and has interesting displays on local and state history. We were also impressed with the volunteers who do a "meet and greet" at the main entrance. Thanks especially to the guide who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank binduAustralia
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I enjoyed an unplanned visit and was greatly assisted by the helpful staff. Enjoyed the special exhibition on China history books restoration and visiting the old library building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert T
Reviewed 20 October 2018

It is an interesting place to view the various artefacts about history of South Australia as well as seeing part of Chinese dynasty currently being exposed there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D2K19
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Why would you travel and visit some city’s library? Some of them are actually magnificent public buildings and source of local pride. This seems to be the case with State Library odd South Australia. During our stay the exhibit from sister city Shandong was an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went to see the exhibition from our sister city of Shandong. Better than we expected and set out nicely. People who work there are really pleasant and helpful. Totally worth going and don't forget the Mortlock library as well

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda P
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