City Library

All Adelaide City Library centres are open for normal hours of business.

You can refer to this webpage for the latest update regarding our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

The City Library is the largest of our libraries. This modern library is located on one level and offers a variety of programs and services for everyone.

Location

3rd floor, Rundle Place.

Enter via Francis Street, off Rundle Mall or Da Costa Arcade, using either stairs or lift (size 140 W cm x 160 L cm x 230 H cm).

Alternatively, enter from Rundle Place/Rundle Place Car Park (where you’ll find three accessible car parking spaces on level 6). If in Rundle Place take the car park lift to level 6. Follow the signs near the lifts to City Library where an access ramp is available.

City library map

Hours

Normal opening hours:

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Public holidays: Closed

Facilities and programs

City Library is a place for you to access cutting edge technology and experience a variety of programs, events and exhibitions all year round.

The Library has plenty of comfortable spaces for you to enjoy. On sunny days you can relax in the Outdoor Reading room which has ramp access, and a range of meeting rooms and spaces are available for hire.

The City Library offers a range of programs designed to create, connect and inspire such as the Digital Hub, Media Lab, Innovation Lab, History Hub and is home to several reading groups where new members are always welcome. Kids love our school holiday activity program.

Getting here

The city centre is serviced by all forms of public transport including trains (Adelaide station 650m), trams (closest stop Rundle Mall 280m) and buses (closest stops in Grenfell Street - F4 and G2 northern side and T3 and T2 southern side).

Refer to the Adelaide Metro Journey Planner to plan your visit using public transport.

If you are already within the city or North Adelaide, the Adelaide Free connector bus is a great option. The large loop (98a and 98c) connects North Adelaide and the City, while the small loop (99a and 99c) connects the inner city areas that are not serviced by the tram.

Accessibility

Since before the doors opened at the City Library, the City of Adelaide Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel (AIAP) has been working with library staff to ensure that the library is a welcome and inclusive place for everyone to enjoy. 

For information about the accessibility in the library, please read the City Library Access Guide

While every effort has been made to provide information within the guide on key accessibility considerations, if you would like to ask specific questions you can speak to one of our staff members at the library, give us a call on 8203 7990 or email us at [email protected].

Vehicles

Please note that Rundle Mall is a vehicle free zone. For those with mobility issues, we recommend entry from Grenfell Street (through Da Costa arcade or Rundle Place (see above).

The closest taxi rank is on the southern side of Grenfell Street, near Gawler Place, or on Pulteney Street, near Hungry Jacks.

The closest car park is Rundle Place car park, located on Level 6. There are several other off-street car parks nearby, including UPark Gawler Place Gawler Place and Rundle Street.

For full details please read the City Library Access Guide.