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“Trip down memory lane ... Mortlock Wing of the Library” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of State Library of South Australia

State Library of South Australia
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Ranked #17 of 194 things to do in Adelaide
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Trip down memory lane ... Mortlock Wing of the Library”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Visited the LIbrary on Sunday. The new wing is 21st century architecture. However, the Mortlock Library/Wing is a "Victorian" public library built in the late 1880's. It's magnificent. So old world and full of warmth and charm.

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Our History, coffee shop, special books!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Everyone needs a library every now and then, but this is a treat, little study areas, kids sections, kids theme's, wifi, photo coping, all sorts. A grand place to study, meet, enjoy an icon! , even good food and coffee! A lot of thought has gone into providing the public with services , that you would expect and more.... from this library. I was born in adelaide , I never knew it was such a great place!

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful old Reading Room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The beautifully restored Reading Room is stunning. I loved the private study nooks that seemed to be very popular with the local university students.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

A nice mix of new and old architecture. Good free exhibits and interesting too - we saw an art exhibition and the life story of a renowned cattle station owner. Good to observe students and locals using the library too

Visited July 2014
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Great library. Large selection. Computers, wifi, & a great coffee shop downstairs. Get some nooks & enjoy yourself!!!

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