Looking for a quiet spot to work or while away an afternoon? Do it in style at the Mortlock Wing at the State Library of South Australia. The Mortlock Wing has a French Renaissance-style exterior and an ornate three-level interior considered one of the finest examples of a late Victorian library in Australia. Join students from nearby universities at tables amid ornate wood carvings, wrought iron balustrading and the original clock, which is still hand wound by library staff. Opened in 1884, the Mortlock Wing has hosted a library, museum and art gallery, and today the books and study areas are joined by exhibition bays that share the history of South Australia and its library.


The State Library of South Australia is located on Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, which also features Government House, the State Library of South Australia and Adelaide University. David Jones and Tiffany & Co Store stores are also there.

State Library of South AustraliaNorth Terrace, Adelaide | +61 8 8207 7250

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