The Mawson Centre
- Opening Hours
State Government Health Advice
In line with State Government’s health advice, the following applies at all City of Salisbury library and community centre sites;
No maximum capacity assuming there is four (4) square metres of space per three (3) people available indoors (75%). Physical distancing (1.5 metres) and hygiene protocols apply
Please keep the above in mind when visiting and contact (08) 8406 8222 or email us if you have any questions.
This innovative facility fosters learning and overlooks the picturesque Sir Douglas Mawson Lake and UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus. The Centre's vision is to become a state of the art innovative Cultural Community Learning and Information Centre and incorporates the library.
The Mawson Centre is is jointly owned by UniSA, City of Salisbury and the SA Department for Education. For more information visit The Mawson Centre website.
Mawson Lakes Public Library
Situated in the Mawson Centre, the Mawson Lakes Public Library is a modern and spacious facility.
Featuring a huge selection of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and video games, the library offers a comprehensive selection of study programmes and school holiday activities for children of all ages.
Publicly accessible computers are available to use, along with separate study areas, relaxation spaces and designated children’s play areas to keep the kids entertained. A Justice of the Peace is also available at the library during specific times.
Located close to the Mawson Lakes UniSA and the central restaurant and cafe district on Mawson Lakes Boulevard, the library is also a short walk from the beautiful main lake in Mawson Lakes.
One Card Network
Connecting more than 130 public libraries across SA, the ‘One Card Network’ enables Salisbury Library Service patrons to borrow and return items wherever they are with their current library card.
Free Computer Access
Members and visitors can access library computers for internet access and word processing. Black and white or colour printing is available at a cost. Children under the age of 18 need authorisation from their parent or guardian to access the internet.
Members with wi-fi enabled devices can register and log in to the secure wireless network within the library. Download limits apply.
One Book One Salisbury
Salisbury’s biggest book club highlights different authors and titles each year. Borrow the book from the library, then attend an event with the author for a chance to meet and hear them, as well as get a book signed. One Book One Salisbury runs from May to August each year.
Local and interstate authors are hosted by Salisbury Libraries throughout the year. Authors may visit at the invitation of the library or in conjunction with The Advertiser Little or Big Book clubs.
Summer Reading Club
During the summer holidays, children up to the age of 18 can register and record all the titles they read. The library rewards the most avid readers but everyone who participates has the opportunity to have fun and win prizes. The Club is promoted in early December.
During the school holidays programs for children of all ages, including preschool, are held across all of the library branches. Pick up a flyer before the holidays start or subscribe to their monthly e-newsletter for information about programs and bookings.
Programs and Events
View the Term Guide for current programs and events.
Mawson Centre Room Hire
The tutorial rooms, small meeting rooms and lecture theatre are available for hire through UniSA (08) 8302 5055 (for commercial organisations) or the Community Development Coordinator (08) 8302 5449 (for community groups).
Website and Social Media
Bus route 224 or 225