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WREDAC computer Image - reproduced courtesy of the Defence Science and Technology Group [B/69684]
  • Announcement

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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Clipping from The Advertiser, 24 August 2020
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Trial access to Newsbank for Australian newspapers

27 August 2020

We are trialling a full-image version of the Newsbank database that includes current Australian newspapers, including The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail...

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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
  • Announcement

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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Tanami map after treatment
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Bringing life back to the Tanami goldfield map

26 May 2020

Conservation Officer, Amalia, has been performing treatments on selected collection items in a home studio since the State Library temporarily closed...

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Wine labels from the State Library collection
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Not just a wine bottle

26 May 2020

Think about a moment celebrated with that special bottle of wine. Whether it was a Sparkling Rhine Gold or Grange Hermitage, a reminder of that moment...

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Self portrait sketch by Anne Marie Sinclair
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Sketch reflections from my workplace

8 May 2020

Anne Marie is one of our Customer Contact Team, and has been missing work since the State Library doors were temporarily closed in March. Anne Marie...

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