The State Library spans across three buildings. Starting on the corner of Kintore Ave and North Terrace is the Institute Building, next is the Spence Wing - our main service point, then the Mortlock Chamber.
The State Library commemorates distinguished South Australians and major benefactors in its naming of buildings, rooms and spaces.
Who names the buildings and spaces?
Building names are suggested by senior State Library staff and a number of South Australians with connections to the State Library. A consultation process follows with family or estates of the people selected. The formal approval process involves the Libraries Board of South Australia and in the case of the building names, the Geographical Names Act 1991 and the Minister responsible for the Arts.