State Library of South Australia - Disability Access Service


This is a state reference library with a wide range of resources available to all residents in the state.The resources have broad subject coverage, and are in many formats including books, newspapers, magazines, maps, audio and videocassettes, CD ROMs, Government Acts and Debates, standards, patents and Bureau of Statistics publications. The South Australiana Collection encompasses material reflecting South Australian history, heritage, lifestyle and culture. There are also electronic databases, including health/disability-related information that can be accessed via public access PCs. Some of the relevant databases include Medline, Austhealth (Informit online), and EBSCO Masterfile Premier. There are other databases containing information in disability related topics, which staff can search, for a fee (eg Embase, Health Periodicals Database, Mental Health Abstracts).

Contact name: 
Nel Svendsen
Manager, Customer Services
Phone 1: 
(08) 8207 72 50
(08) 8207 7247
Text Telephone Number: 
(08) 8207 7251
Postal Address: 
GPO Box 418
Access facilities: 
Accessible facilities include ramps at entrances to the Institute and Spence wings, accessible unisex toilets, accessible public enquiries desks, wider than standard aisles for wheelchairs, elevators to all floors, low tables and elevator buttons, Braill
Opening hours: 
10am to 8pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10.00 to 6 .00pm Thursday & Friday , 1 0am to 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Reading, research
Service details
Library access free, small charge for some services such as photocopying and printing
State government
Information leaflets
Information, reference services, IBM PCs with Internet access, electronic database access, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Apple Macs with various graphics programs, oral history collection, local history collection, discussion rooms, photocopi


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