Our Sister Library

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City of Burnside Library

Become a Part of the Conversation!

We now have a Mansfield/Burnside Sister Libraries Facebook page.  You can "like" our page, comment and get to know our friends in Australia.  Go to http://www.facebook.com/MansfieldBurnsideSisterLibraries and take a look. 

One Book Two Continents
One Book Two Continents Program
Our book discussions have begun. Visit our Sister Library Facebook page- www.facebook.com/MansfieldBurnsideSisterLibraries, "like" our Sister Library page on Facebook, and join in the discussion with our friends in Australia September 17 and 18.


About the Library

The Burnside Library is located in Adelaide, South Australia.  It is attached to the City of Burnside Civic Centre.  The City of Burnside is one of Adelaide's oldest residential areas, and is well known for its tree lined streets, period architecture and plentiful reserves and gardens.

The Burnside Library offers a wide range of facilities and services for SA residents, which include lending, special events, IT training, children's programs and internet & wireless access. To find out more, click on Burnside Library website.  The Grapevine, the Burnside Library Newsletter has an article about Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.  To read the Grapevine, click here.

To join the library, you will need to register with identification containing your current address and signature. If you are under 18, you will need a signature from a parent or guardian.

Hours of Opening:

Monday-Friday 9:30am-6:00pm

Satuday 10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Library Statistics

The City of Burnside Library is recognised for the extent of its input into the cultural wealth of the community.

The City of Burnside Library has recorded

  • More than 1,000 visitors a day;
  • More than 145,000 items in the collection;
  • More than 910,000 loans last year;
  • Open 54.5 hours a week, every day of the week (excluding public holidays);
  • Space 2,200 square metres of floor space;
  • 18.4 full time equivalent staff;
  • More than 140 volunteers;
  • Community Library Service provided to 400 residents.
How did The Burnside Library Become our Sister Library?
The Outreach Librarian from Mansfield/Richland County Public Library met the Events and Promotions Officer from The Burnside Library on vacation.  After much discussion, they decided it would be fun and educational to do some cooperative programs.  Thus the Sister Library relationship was born.  In June-July 2011, both libraries had displays in the lobby about their sister library.  Information is shared on Facebook between the libraries.  If you have ideas or suggestions about other cooperative programs, contact the Outreach Librarian.


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