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Who we are

The State Library of South Australia Foundation has raised in excess of $6 million to support the State Library’s collections, services, and programs since our founding in 1989.¬† Projects supported by the Foundation have included:

  • The Bradman Collection, exhibition, and the Bradman Digital Library (
  • The Wine Literature of the World website (, incorporating the State Library’s collection of wine labels and wine literature, one of the largest and most outstanding collections of its kind in the world.
  • The Library Redevelopment Campaign, encompassing the Treasures Wall, Bill Scammell Water Feature, Ernabella Rugs, and the Mortlock Exhibition Bays.
  • A multimedia website ( that highlights South Australia’s people, places, issues, and events from the colony’s beginnings to the present day.

Our current appeal is the Digitising of Film project, a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of specialist equipment that will allow the Library’s extensive collection of over 7000 South Australiana films and video to be digitised for public research, access and information. The campaign aims to raise $200,000 by the end of 2013.

In addition to supporting ongoing projects, the Foundation is building an Endowment Fund with a target of $3 Million to assist the Library in purchasing collection items and equipment.

What we do

In addition to supporting ongoing projects, the Foundation is building a Trust Account with a target of $3 million.


How we do it

Donations to the Foundation are fully tax deductible.

You can nominate how you wish your donation to be used.

  • Digitising of Film project
  • The General Trust Fund
  • The SA Memory Appeal
  • Other Special Projects