Media release: Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Adelaide researchers will have access to three separate collections in one place, with the National Archives moving to the State Library of South Australia building on North Terrace this month, along with State Records of South Australia.
'We see this as a positive move for anyone wishing to use records from a range of institutions, with us all providing services in the one reading room,' said National Archives State Director Nick Gleghorn.
In preparation for the move, the National Archives' reading room in Leigh Street will close from 3.30 on Friday July 18.
It will reopen in the Somerville reading room at the State Library building on 5 August 2014.
'We're asking researchers who need records in Leigh Street, before we close, to have their requests in by this Friday 11 July,' said Nick Gleghorn. 'Any later requests will not be available until we re-open at our new premises.'
'During the transition period people can still submit reference enquiries through our website, search our online database and view digitised records on their home or work computer.'
Following the move, the National Archives will expand their reading room hours, providing reading room access from 10 am to 5pm from Tuesday to Friday.