The City Library, brought to you by the Adelaide City Council, is located on Level 3 Rundle Place, with its entrance from Francis Street tucked away just off of Rundle Mall.
If you’re a wannabe gym-junkie, you can energetically tackle the flight of stairs to get you to the library’s entrance but be warned if you’ve just come from United Latino Cocina, the Mexican eatery next door, (like, err, some people) as this mightn’t be the easiest task. Luckily for these over-indulging Mexican enthusiasts, there is also an elevator to the top.
Whether you’re struggling from the climb to the City Library’s entrance or suffering from a fiesta Mexicana belly-bulge, the library’s cool, modern and spacious interior will pacify you within seconds. The library has an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction novels, magazines, graphic novels, movies and music which were either newly purchased for their opening in February 2014 or sourced from the City Library on North Terrace and the now-closed library on Grote Street. The City Library offers a range of resources including high-tech computers, 3D printers, an Innovation Lab and the Digital Hub which can be booked for free internet training sessions.
The City Library hosts free monthly programs and events focussing on wellbeing and sustainable living, experimental learning, creation and arts and culture - with artists and composers in situ. Adelaide Reads is a brief topical article posted online monthly by the City Library for the community to read, discuss and explore via the library’s social media pages. The library also offers child friendly events like Lego Club and Family Story Time.
If you have a library card with a South Australian Public Library you can use it to borrow in any of the Adelaide City Council libraries and if you don’t there is no need to despair, as membership is free for you to sign up.
The City Library offers a safe and creative hub where the community are welcome to study, relax and meet with friends. With a great location, in the heart of the city, there has never been a more appropriate moment for me to exclaim that it’s time to get your bookworm on!