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Barr Smith Library
Title : Barr Smith Library Barr Smith Library
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Date of creation : ca. 1937
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Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide from the main university lawns opposite the gates on Victoria Drive. The building is of red brick with freestone dressing and was built by HSC Jarvis. The portico is of Murray Bridge freestone and was built by SA Monumental Works.

Only three Australian libraries are built in classical style on a monumental scale, the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia, the Barr Smith Library of the University of Adelaide and the circular reading room of the State Library of Victoria, which is modelled on the former Reading Room of the British (Museum) Library.

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Barr Smith Library

University of Adelaide

Coverage year : 1937
Period : 1927-1939
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Burn, Margy The Barr Smith Library: its early days [Adelaide]: University of Adelaide Library, 1982

University of Adelaide Official opening and inspection of the Barr Smith Library, March 4th, 1932 Adelaide: Hassell Press, 1932

Turney, Barbara Adelaide, city of charm [Kent Town, S. Aust.]: Axiom Publishing, 1989

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