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Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith pioneer aviators [PRG18/1/27/g]
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Curator tours of Heroes of the Skies

14 and 28 January
11 and 25 February
17 and 24 March

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Free, bookings essential

Private rooms at Kindermann’s Café in Rundle Street, seen here from King William Street circa 1918 [B 2221]
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Exploring the life and times of Ross Smith in South Australia

18 March

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Free, bookings essential

Commemorative fan Great Air Race, 1919, Smith Brothers. [PRG18/34/12/r]
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Curating Heroes of the skies

The discoveries, the challenges and the connections

18 February 2020

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Free, bookings essential

Family Fun Air Race
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Family fun with the Heroes of the Skies

Self guided experience

19 December 2019 to Sunday 5 April 2020

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Free, no bookings required

Image of author Lainie Anderson
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Long Flight Home - turning your passion into print

with author Lainie Anderson

17 February 2020

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Free, bookings essential

Coutanche children circa 1951 [BRG 347/3730]
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Falling from the tree

Genealogical resources at the State Library

Third Thursday of the month:
20 February, 19 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 16 July

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Free, bookings essential

Keep up to date with What's On at the state library

What's on nearby

Events by the Friends of the State Library of South Australia

Friends of the State Library

The Friends of the State Library of South Australia offer a variety of interesting events throughout the year, including their regular event Wednesdays @ One.

Centre of Democracy, interior image of the exhibition space.

Centre of Democracy

Discover the people and ideas that have shaped democracy in South Australia, and the power of your voice in it. 

Open daily with free admission, the Centre of Democracy is located in the Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue.

Online gift store, State Library of South Australia, Unique gifts featuring our collection

Online gift store

Looking for that bespoke gift for someone special or something for your home?

Explore our online gift store featuring items from the State Library’s collections, and find a range of products, including home décor, wall art, stationery, clothing, bags, and more.

Plan your visit

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe by St Raphaels located on the ground floor in the glass foyer.

Open hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm.