The South Dakota State Library provides a variety of general and subject-based online databases with statewide access. A complete listing of these databases containing additional information such as training and marketing materials can be found under the A-Z Electronic Resources tab.
The Electronic Resources Task Force is preparing to evaluate the South Dakota State Library database subscriptions. We want your input! A survey will be available on the South Dakota State Library website November 1-19, 2021.
We also want your library users to respond to the survey. Please put the below promotional mini-flyer at your front desk, computer area, and any other high traffic areas to spread the news!
Here are some questions you may be asked about access issues:
NOTE: If patron IP address is not recognized as being within South Dakota, a pop-up screen will be displayed showing "Allow this application to use your location?"
Select your library from the dropdown list, enter your barcode and password on the SHARE-IT log in screen as you have in the past.
If you have your own personal State Library eCard, select the South Dakota State Library from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown, enter eCard barcode and PASSWORD IN ALL CAPS.
If your library does not participate in South Dakota Share-it, select South Dakota State Library (SDSIL) from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown. Then enter your local library’s eCard barcode and PASSWORD IN ALL CAPS. *If you do not have the library’s eCard information, please contact your local library.
For some libraries that are participating in South Dakota Share-it, select your local library from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown, enter barcode (username) and password that you use to check out materials. *You may need to contact your library for the barcode/password.
For other libraries that are participating in South Dakota Share-it, log in using your local library’s eCard barcode and password. At the log in window, select your local library from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown, then enter the library's eCard barcode and PASSWORD IN ALL CAPS. *If you do not have your local library’s eCard, please contact your local library.
Authentication & URLs
Patron authentication for electronic resources licensed through the South Dakota State Library is provided through South Dakota Share-It.
*Authentication is the process which matches user logins to the information within an authentication server. If the logins match, the user is granted access to the electronic resources.
Register your library's static, public/external IP addresses to create local access to databases licensed for statewide by the SD State Library.
These websites will reflect back to your PC the IP address of that PC at that moment:
However, these websites cannot tell whether the public/external IP addresses are static (unchanging) IP addresses or are part of an static IP address range that is used only by equipment in your library or on your campus. Your ISP will know that.