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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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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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"mortlock wing"
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"family history"
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"harry potter"
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"south australia"
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"free internet"
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"old section"
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"book lovers"
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"free tour"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"beautiful building"
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"australian history"
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"volunteer guides"
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"step back in time"
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"well worth the visit"
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"don bradman"
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"north terrace"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were suggested by friends to pop in and have a look and so pleased we did. The old library is just beautiful, almost a scene out of Harry Potter. The ground floor has some amazing objects from the past be it sport, to children’s...More

Thank CasandraTP
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited this place with free walking tour which is available in 2 different time in day. this is not that big building . you can explore it alone and take cool photos and selfies. you can also sit down whole day and work...More

Thank discoveraustralia101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this beautifully designed building. The main floor of the library hosts events and it is a great place to have a function.

Thank Megan O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting Library Entrance off North Terrace. Easy to get to by bus or a short walk from King William Street, past some interesting large Statues. A quiet place, great for reflection.

Thank kins39
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a friends wedding with my wife, this is the first time I visited the State Library and wow what a location. I will be back during the day to check it out a little more. However, if you are looking for a Wedding...More

Thank CraigS1974
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I am ever going past the State Library, I take a detour to visit the magnificent Mortlock Library. Not to read any of the thousands of books, but to stand and enjoy this wonderful reminder of times past. Today I feel adventurous(!) and take...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This state library provides books, national archives of rare books and has special section for city gallery and state gallery. The highlights are 3 floors of books shelves in Mortlock wing which open to public, it's all for free.

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Was not planning on visiting this but I popped into the information centre in Adelaide and was shown a postcard of the Mortlock Chamber in the library and decided I must visit this place. It's very impressive to see and is a book lovers' dream....More

Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Historical Mortlock Wing was stunning - a highlight of visit to Adelaide. A classic European four(+?} story structure with exhibits of Australian cultural and sports history on ground floor, and leather bound books on all topics imaginable on floors above. Was working library with serious...More

Thank MikelSky
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We viewed to see the old section and it is well worth the visit. You can take photos and the modern glass entrance is attractive. There is no cost to enter and you can just walk in.

Thank RowePCCA
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