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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Kits are a great way to bring STEM learning and fun to your library programs. Kits are stocked with materials and information to help you successfully lead the program no matter your comfort with the topic. Kits range in topics, content, and audience age range.

Please read carefully to learn more about the different kits, what they involve, possible associated costs, and how to obtain them.  Several of this elements vary based on the kit. Click on the links below to learn more about each of the different kits.

STEMventure Exploration Kits from SD Discovery Center


South Dakota Discovery Center's STEMventure Exploration Kits are now available to SD public libraries to borrow at a greatly reduced cost. Explore the SD Discovery Center STEMventure Exploration Kits page to learn more about how to request a kit at either a 50% discount or even free!

Kits available from SD State Library

The South Dakota State Library has kits that are available to check out.  Libraries can check out these kits and use them for programming, patron use, or collaborative opportunities. The checkout period for kits is 34 days, with the option for one renewal if there are no holds.

Kits are available for ILL through Share-It (with the exception of the Multigenerational/Solar telescope SEAL kit).  Search for the kit name and reserve if available. If the kit you want to request is not available, do not reseve yet, as the reservation will not stay in the system. Please contact Paul Giovanetti at or Amanda Raiche at for more information on availability timeline.

Kits to check out from SDSL are listed below. Click the name of the kits to learn more: