We exist to ensure that current and future generations enjoy, experience, and learn from our South Australiana collections and world knowledge collected and preserved for their use; we provide research and information services, events, and programs to enrich access to the collections.
The State Library of South Australia’s core purpose is to collect and maintain the documented history of the state and provide access that connects people with our resources and world knowledge. To support these, we contribute to the wellbeing of the state by providing culturally enriching opportunities to our communities. Including the Aboriginal Reference Group, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, and Collab.
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The State Library collaborates with partners to increase opportunities for the community to explore our collections.
South Australia differed from other Australian colonies by planning a library for public use even before settlement.
Legal deposit is a statutory provision that requires publishers to lodge copies of their publications with designated libraries.
We encourage members of the community, organisations, and businesses to consider donating material for appraisal, especially South Australiana, to increase the depth and range of the library's collections.
Learn how we are preserving and conserving the State Library's collection for future generations to explore and research.
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