The newly built Whyalla Public Library was officially opened on Friday when special minister of the state and former Whyalla resident Gary Gray teamed up with Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock and student Jacqueline Barsby to reveal the plaque.
Mr Gray, who used Whyalla's library services during his school years, said he was pleased with the development of Whyalla's "fantastic" new library facility.
"It's modern, it's accessible, it's got all of the new technology from WiFi and when the National Broadband Network (NBN) comes through it'll have connection to that," Mr Gray said.
"It's a fantastic facility and the city of Whyalla are to be congratulated on their vision and also the project management in making it work.
"It's a place where you can come to meet, it's a place where you can come to learn, it's a place where students can come and access information in an easy, accessible environment.
"While parents are doing their shopping kids can grab an extra bit of work that might help them with homework and might help with new insight into their study."
Mr Gray said the new facility offered state-of-the-art technology to the whole community, and would greatly benefit students.
Read more in Tuesday's edition of the Whyalla News.