South Australia’s major archive, the State Records of South Australia which is currently sharing a building with the National Archives of Australia in Leigh Street, Adelaide will going to be moving to the State Library of South Australia in August 2014.
For more details on this and how it will affect their Gepps Cross Centre, as well as obtaining records, read on …
State Records will be relocating its public access services to the State Library of South Australia in August 2014 as part of a co-location arrangement. The decision to co-locate our services with the State Library of South Australia is in part due to the non-renewal of our lease at State Records’ Leigh Street accommodation which expires in September 2014 and the need to refocus resources to meet the growing demand for digital and online access to our collection.
Co-location with the State Library of South Australia at North Terrace
State Records will share the Somerville reading room with the State Library for viewing original records. We will have a reference area located directly outside the Somerville reading room. This area will house our catalogue PC’s, hardcopy series and special lists as well as finding aids, microfilm and microfiche.
Gepps Cross Research Centre
Our Gepps Cross Research Centre will close. State Records will however be providing a by appointment service at Gepps Cross for records which cannot travel due to their weight or fragility.
Our North Terrace Research Centre will be open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and the first Saturday of each month 10am-5pm.
We will have twice daily deliveries of records to our North Terrace Research Centre from our repository at Gepps Cross. Availability will be as follows:
- Records ordered before 12pm will be available for viewing after 2pm on the same day.
- Records ordered between 12pm and 3:30pm will be available for viewing after 10am the next weekday we are open.
- Records ordered after 3:30pm will be available for viewing after 2pm the next weekday we are open.