Skip to Main Content

South Dakota State Library Services

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

About the WhoFi program

The State Library provides WhoFi wireless usage counter software to all SD public libraries. 

We encourage all South Dakota public libraries and their branches to take advantage of this free opportunity. Contact the State Library Data Coordinator to enroll your library.

What is WhoFi? WiFi analytics is a simple solution to give you the insights necessary to create a positive impact in your community. Our partners use WiFi analytics to gain insight into how many patrons are visiting, at what times, if a certain event brought new visitors, how many patrons return, foot traffic, and much more. All while protecting the privacy of each patron. WiFi analytics provides a common and consistent collecting and reporting standard across state public libraries that help them better understand how patrons are utilizing their locations and provide accurate numbers for the PLS report.

The State library makes WhoFi wireless counter software free to all SD public libraries.

The State Library's WhoFi license includes the Community Calendar tool. 

Community Calendar is a reporting tool to help libraries understand their programming and better serve the community. An easy-to-use system to schedule programs and view insights - all in one place. This tool makes it easy to schedule, manage, and count attendance at all programs and events.

Data captured by the calendar is aligned with the program reporting categories for the Public Libraries Survey (your library's annual report) and the Summer Reading Survey. Public libraries can use this tool regardless of whether they use the WhoFi wireless counter software. 

NEW FEATURES: The calendar can be integrated into the patron-facing side of any library's website. The integrated calendar includes the option to allow patrons to register for library programs directly through the event calendar.

Public libraries interested in launching their own library websites should visit our Websites for Libraries page.

How can I get started using Community Calendar?
  • If your library is already using the WhoFi wireless counter, log into your account and select the Community Planner prompt on the menu at the left of the screen.
  • If your library is not enrolled in the WhoFi wireless counter program, you may contact WhoFi directly and ask to be added to the South Dakota State Library's account: - 405-415-0434

Follow-up questions can be directed to WhoFi support

SDSL staff can answer general questions regarding program reporting. Contact, SDSL Data Coordinator.

Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services

IMLS logo

Funding for this program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the South Dakota State Library.