Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is the library located?
- What are the library's hours?
- How do I get a library card?
- How long can I check materials out?
- How do I access (logon to) the library catalog?
- How do I renew my materials?
- How do I speak to a librarian?
- How do I print from my laptop using the library's network?
- How do I listen to Dial-a-Story?
- How do I search the full text of magazine articles online?
- How do I request delivery of materials to the homebound?
- How do I find where the collections are located in the new library?
- How do I find information on genealogy?
- What is Interlibrary Loan?
- How do I suggest that the library purchase a specific item?
- How do I make a suggestion?
See the contact page.
- Monday through Thursday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
People 18 years of age and older may get a library card by providing proof of residence and identification prior to signing the contract for library services. Children under 18 years of age must have their legal guardian sign the contract for library services.
Most materials check out for three weeks. The exceptions are new books, video cassettes, and DVDs, which check out for one week.
Click on the link that says "Catalog" in the menu that is at the top left of every page. You will be asked to enter your library barcode and password. Your password is your last name.
To renew items online, log on to the the catalog and click on the "My Library Card" tab at the top of the page. Then click on the "Loans" link on the page that appears. Click the "Renew" link beside the item(s) that you want to renew. (Be aware that items renewed after their due time will be charged.) Note that not all items may be renewed; therefore you should verify that the item(s) did renew by checking their due dates after renewing.
If you have technical issues using the online catalog to renew your materials, you may call the library staff at (605) 882-6220.
Politely please. :) You may call the library during the hours the library is open at (605) 882-6220. If you are calling to find out when we are open just stay on the line and listen. If you need to speak to a real live person, press the number "1" on your phone.
You can easily connect to our printing system from your portable computer and use any of the payment options normally available when printing from library computers. Click on this link to choose the correct print client for your operating system. After the auto-installer completes, a print client will open on your machine. When you're finished, press close or shutdown your computer and the application will disappear.
Dial (605) 882-6222. Stories are changed weekly.
Click on the "Magazines" or "Databases" links on the left side of any page, and select the database you wish to use. You will be asked to provide your barcode and password. The barcode is the number on your library card and your password is your last name. If you wish to save some time and have better luck finding what you are looking for, we recommend that you read the "Help" file for the database that you are using. Pay particular attention to "Advanced Search" and "Boolean Operators."
Call the library at (605) 882-6220 and ask for the Special Services Librarian. Before calling, please read the library's policy on service to the homebound.
Look at the collection map or ask for help.
You may find locally created genealogy resources, information about the local genealogy group and links to external resources here.
Interlibrary Loan is where your library borrows materials that it does not own from another library for you. You may initiate an interlibrary loan request from the online catalog for materials owned within the state of South Dakota by clicking on the "Interlibrary Loan Request" link at the top right of the "Full Record" display page in the catalog. You will be asked for your barcode and password if you have not previously logged on. Your barcode is the number on your library card and your password is your last name.
Tell us. Whether we can add your suggested item depends on the collection to which it would be added. Generally, we are more likely to add something by an author that we already collect. We may not add the specific title that you suggest, but we may use your suggestion to guide us in our selection of materials on that topic.
Tell us, please! You can tell us in person, by email or by filling out the comment form.