More than just a place to read books, the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide is a historic attraction that offers captivating insights on literature and the country’s heritage.
This library can be found in Adelaide’s cultural precinct that’s known as North Terrace. Within a 10 minute walk from Oaks Horizons, it can also be reached via tram (the ‘State Library, Art Gallery, Museum’ stop) as well as train and bus services that stop at the North Terrace.
The State Library of South Australia is in fact, made up of three buildings, within easy reach of those based at accommodation Adelaide CBD has to offer. These buildings are namely the heritage-listed Institute Building, the Catherine Helen Spence Wing with its distinctive glass foyer and the Mortlock Wing which has a striking Victorian design.
Those exploring this expansive library will find that it’s divided into several key sections. The South Australiana section features material on South Australia, while the Special Collections has unique items from around the world. There are the Family History and Reference sections that also offer a wealth of materials.
The Story Wall
A unique highlight of the State Library of South Australia is its Story Wall that’s worth experiencing; every day from evening to midnight, an exterior section of the Institute Building is transformed into a canvas displaying images and sounds that bring various stories and characters to life.
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