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State Library of South Australia

The State Library of South Australia is the largest public reference library in South Australia and specialises in keeping memories and stories of South Australians alive because “knowing who we are and learning from our past are vital to understanding our present and creating our future”.

The Library provides numerous services, including…

  • information, research and referral services for the community
  • actively collecting, preserving and giving access to the state’s documentary heritage (both historical and contemporary)
  • public programs that enhance the cultural life of the state
  • support to South Australian Public Libraries Network, and cooperates with other state and interstate agencies to enhance the economic, educational and social benefits of the state.

State Library of South Australia collections are generally not for loan and must be used on site, within the State Library building in Adelaide. However, some materials may be available for inter-library loan, in which case they must be used within the public library they are sent to.

If you would like materials from one of the State Library of South Australia collections, ask one of the staff at Freeling, Greenock or Kapunda to see if it’s available for inter-library loan.

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