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State Library temporarily closes doors

18 November 2020

At 4pm on Wednesday 18 November the State Library of South Australia will temporarily close its doors to the public, in line with the South Australian...

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Newton5c by Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski, 1992 [PRG919/107/504]
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Digital Art-cheology

4 November 2020

State Library project recovers lost artworks from the brink of extinction Written by Kimberley Dye and Taryn Ellis The State Library of South...

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The Peterson family consisting of parents Christian and Ellen with their ten children
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Find the skeleton lurking in your closest

2 October 2020

In these times of COVID-19 we have not been able to run our popular Falling from the Tree face to face tutorials. These tutorials explore major topic...

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Vale Dr Alan Brissenden AM

22 September 2020

We are very sad to hear of the passing of our friend Dr Alan Brissenden AM, long standing committee member, and former President of The Friends of the...

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WREDAC computer Image - reproduced courtesy of the Defence Science and Technology Group [B/69684]
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New, powerful, free WiFi

31 August 2020

The StateLibrary-Free network is now available in all public areas of the State Library, including the Institute and Mortlock buildings. We have added...

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Jigsaw with WWII image of US President Roosevelt & Australian Prime Minister John Curtin
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United in Victory - A timely donation to the Children’s Literature Research Collection

17 August 2020

Recently an old envelope arrived with some dusty old jigsaw pieces and a cryptic note. We completed the puzzle and it turned out to be ‘United in...

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Unknown Family in Botanic Gardens Woods Collection [B 70999/5]
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Free remote access to Ancestry Library

3 August 2020

ProQuest have announced that it will provide free home-access to Ancestry Library Edition for State Library of South Australia members until the 31...

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State Library Cafe by St Raphaels featuring co-owner Frankie
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State Library welcomes back our cafe

15 July 2020

State Library welcomes back our cafe Monday 20 July

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Hub opening - PC pilot
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State Library opens Hub PC pilot

7 July 2020

Imagine walking into a space with a pre-booked computer, exclusively yours for up to two hours free of charge and with access to all the State Library...

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S.S. Ferret Ashore at Reef Head, near Cape Spencer, 1920. SLSA: B 7223
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A ship, a strong rope and some strange coincidences

30 June 2020

In October 1880, the S.S. Ferret is chartered in Glasgow by several men desiring to take a Mediterranean pleasure cruise. Built in Glasgow originally...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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Protecting South Australia’s digital future

29 June 2020

You cannot put a price on what South Australian stories and ephemera lie within the basement of the State Library of South Australia. Irreplaceable...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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We are open, find out what has changed

10 June 2020

The State Library is open! We’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the library reopening under current Government COVID-19...

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