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About

When friends invite you over to their place, it's usually because they're proud of the spaces they inhabit and the warmth and hospitality they offer. We feel the same about our space, where everyone is welcome to come and relax, learn and feel at home.

The Mount Gambier Library exists to promote knowledge, inquiry and innovation. It's a space for all ages, providing free and easy access to quality information in all its forms, helped by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

One Card

The Mount Gambier Library is part of the SA public library 'one card' network Connecting more than 130 public libraries across South Australia to let you borrow and return items wherever you go, using your current library card.

Library Services

Children, youth and adult events, school holiday activities, historical photographs, free internet, home delivery service, computer lessons, local and family history help, free wi-fi, Book Club, Crochet Club, MakerSpace activities, printing and scanning facilities, room hire, JP Service, one-on-one IT help and more.

See our monthly ‘What's On Guide' or subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep up to date.

"The Cave"

Drawing inspiration from Ewens and Piccaninnie Ponds, the cave-themed children’s area is a wondrous theatrical experience. On crawling through the entry a magical underwater world – a dazzling kaleidoscope of aquamarine – is revealed, creating one of the most unique children’s libraries in the world. The space is literally alive with aquatic flora and fauna of the region, including fish, bats and dragonflies. An  outsize rubber latex Southern Bell frog clings to the wall, a diver hangs suspended from the ceiling and a giant frog chair sits ready for storytelling. Specially designed book shelves, a craft and activity and activity area and an iPad zone add universal appeal. A fully equipped parenting room is conveniently adjacent.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Open public holidays: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday).

JP Service

Monday: 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Thursday: 12:00noon - 2:00pm

Local & Family History Help

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

One-on-One IT Help Sessions

Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00noon (half hour sessions)
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00noon (half hour sessions)