The South Carolina State Library building at 1500 Senate Street in Columbia is now part of the Department of Archives and History’s Historical Marker Program. Approximately 1,900 places in the Palmetto State have this designation and are considered essential to understanding South Carolina's past. Their significance may be as the sites of significant events or as historic properties such as buildings, locations, and structures. Some designees are chosen as examples of a type of design or for their association with institutions or individuals significant in local, state, or national history.
State Library Director Leesa Aiken unveiled the marker to a crowd of Richland County leaders, past and present State Library staff, and the community on November 3, 2022. Aiken said this library represents the history of library growth throughout our state as the number of libraries, librarians, and collections of materials continue to grow.