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State Library of South Australia





State Library of South Australia - Adelaide

The State Library of South Australia is located on North Terrace, Adelaide, and is the official library of the Australian state of South Australia.

The State Library of South Australia is the largest public reference library in South Australia with a collection focus on South Australian information and general reference material for information and research purposes.  It holds documents from pre-European settlement to the present day.  Reference material comes in a wide range of formats from digital and electronic to film, sound recordings, photographic, video and microfiche.

The building is French Renaissance in style with a mansard roof. The walls are constructed of brick with Sydney freestone facings with decorations in the darker shade of Manoora stone.  The interior has two galleries, the first supported by masonry, and the second by cast iron brackets. The balconies feature wrought iron balustrading ornamented with gold while the glass-domed roof allows the chamber to be lit with natural light.