State Library of SA

State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, Kaurna Country

The State Library of South Australia is the largest public research library in the state and an important cultural institution in South Australia. It is home to the historic Mortlock Wing which is consistently voted among the most beautiful libraries in the world.
As custodians of stories, the State Library of South Australia welcomes over half a million visitors a year and plays a significant role in collecting, preserving and making accessible the State’s history for current and future generations to enjoy, experience and learn from.

Open 7 days a week, the State Library of South Australia provides 24/7 access that connects people to resources including research and information services. It also hosts events, exhibitions, and curated programs to enrich access to its collections.

The State Library offers two performance spaces during the Fringe, including the Mortlock Wing and the Hetzel Lecture Theatre. Both spaces are accessible via the main glass foyer entrance.

Detailed venue and space accessibility

Main venue accessibility information


The main entrance to the venue has step-free access suitable for people using mobility aids.

Wheelchair access to this venue is via a lift.

The lift has raised tactile buttons and braille.

Car parking

There are 2 designated wheelchair accessible car parking spaces near this venue.

Wheelchair accessible parking is located: Beside the State Library on Kintore Ave, Adelaide CBD

Drop off point

Safe wheelchair accessible drop off/pick up area in close proximity to the venue entrance.

The path of travel from the street or drop off point to the entrance level, firm and obstacle free.

Box Office

No box office available at this venue.

Toilet facilities

Designated wheelchair accessible unisex toilet/s.

Food and Drink

The accessible food and drink services are located: The Cafe in the glass foyer is accessible but will not be open out of standard opening hours. For some performances, the cafe will be shut.

Additional information

North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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Please note:

Not all events may be performing in an accessible performance space. Please check the details of the performance space specific to your performance.

Adelaide Fringe is committed to continually improving accessibility measures. Please reach out if you have any concerns.

Opening hours

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Venue facilities

  • Food facilities
  • Location

    State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, Kaurna Country

    Access via the main glass foyer entrance off North Terrace.

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