City Library

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

Christmas holiday opening hours 2019/2020

Tuesday 24 December: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Wednesday 25 December and Thursday 26 December: closed

Friday 27 December: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Saturday 28 December: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 29 December: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Monday 30 December: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday 31 December: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday 1 January: Closed

Please note: Hutt Street and North Adelaide Library will be closed from 5:00 pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Thursday 2 January 2020.

Normal Opening Hours for all three libraries resume Thursday 2 January 2020.

For your convenience 24 hour chutes are available for returns at each library location and at Adelaide South West Community Centre. You can renew items online.

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.

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.

Read the City library access guide for full details about the City library.