To apply for a library card, go to https://library.sd.gov/SDSL/libcard.aspx. A physical card is not needed to access electronic resources.
As a employee of the State of South Dakota, your State Library card will allow you direct access to the following:
Personal Research Assistance
Search databases that describe and index articles found in many magazines, professional/scholarly journals, and South Dakota/national newspapers. Many of the databases also contain the article(s) in full-text. The databases that are categorized here https://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/complete.aspx are all accessible from the PCs of SD State Government employees. In addition, most of the databases can be accessed from home WITHOUT needing a library card.
The South Dakota State Library Digital Services Program was established in 2002 to further the library's mission to “lead the State in access to resources, advance literacy, and promote lifelong learning in the information age” through the use of technology.
•supports state government objectives by providing research and information resources and services
•supports development of digital local library services
•facilitates access to digital information resources which support education and information needs
•and develops online content in the form of vetted web resources and digitization of state publications, statistical report forms, and publications.
The South Dakota State Library's Digital Collections reflect the history and culture of South Dakota. Our collections are primarily of interest to researchers, genealogists, and librarians. Go to Online State Publications (Digital Collections)
Archive-IT Collection is a collaboration of the South Dakota State Archives and the South Dakota State Library. It is used to preserve the websites of South Dakota State Government departments and agencies, including state-funded academic institutions. These websites host annual reports, rules and regulations, legislative documents, and other born-digital state publications.
The Research staff of the South Dakota State Library provides assistance in finding journal articles, books, and more. Our staff can help with your research needs, obtaining articles, books, and other resources that can be emailed to you or shipped via interoffice mail. Submit requests via phone 605-773-3131, Option 4, by email email@example.com or in person at the MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre.
Search databases that describe and index articles found in many magazines, professional/scholarly journals, and South Dakota/national newspapers. Many of the databases also contain the article(s) in full-text.
South Dakota State Government Publications are collected by the SD State Library in digital and paper (when available). SDCL 14-1A
A full description of the state and federal depository program can be found at http://libguides.library.sd.gov/c.php?g=667085&p=4780085
The SD State Library provides online access to electronic versions of South Dakota state government publications. The South Dakota state statutes addressing the gathering of materials by the SD State Library can be found in Chapter 14-1A.
Submit state publications to the state library at https://library.sd.gov/ACS/dropbox.aspx
Trainings are available for state employees on the services that the SD State Library provides, including the Electronic Resources, Reference Services, Interlibrary Loan, and also Grant Resources. SDSL staff can come to your monthly workgroup meeting in person or online (via Zoom, Teams, or other technology) and give a short 20-30 minute presentation highlighting State Library resources available to state agency employees. In depth trainings on specific databases are also available. Contact Brenda.Hemmelman@state.sd.us for more information.
Thinking about recording a podcast or an audio file to post on the agency website? The South Dakota State Library has a digital audio recording studio.
We will engineer the recording, and then you will control the editing and the hosting of the file. Recordings are done in WAV format, but easily converted to MP3 format.
Consider recording your newsletters in audio format for the visually impaired (example: Braille and Talking Book Newsletter)
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you working on a degree or training certification and need your exams proctored? SDSL staff are happy to proctor exams for you. Space and quiet work areas are available for you to work on your degree, as well as obtain research assistance for your degree related projects or papers.
Contact Brenda.Hemmelman@state.sd.us for more information.