Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Library Hours - Winter Interim

Library Hours Dec 15, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Food for Fines

USD Libraries announces the ninth annual Food for Fines program

December 1 – 19, 2016

One food item = $1.00 in overdue fines

Each item of food will credit $1.00 toward your overdue fines
Fine of $4.00 = four food items
Fine of $4.25 = five food items

•    Only unopened, pre-packaged, unexpired food will be accepted
•    No Ramen noodles
•    No perishable food
•    Actual cost of food will not be considered in crediting fines
•    Food accepted for overdue fines only, NOT for ILL or lost book charges
•    Food donations will also be gratefully accepted

Canned fruits or vegetables     Soup     Canned meat or fish     Pork & beans     Jelly     Peanut butter
Boxed macaroni & cheese     Cereal     Pasta/canned sauce

All proceeds will be donated to the Vermillion Food Pantry.  For more information, email circ@usd.edu, ask at the Circulation Desk, or call 605-677-5373

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Library Hours - Finals Weeks

Thursday (12/08)  7:30 am - 2 am*
Friday (12/9) 7:30 am - 11 pm*
Saturday (12/10) 7:30 am - Midnight*
Sunday (12/11) 10 am - 2 am*
Monday - Wednesday (12/12 - 13) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Thursday -Friday (12/14-15) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Saturday (12/17) Closed*
Sunday (12/18) Closed

Monday, November 28, 2016

Library Diversity and Inclusiveness

The University Libraries provides a safe teaching and learning environment where diversity, inclusiveness and individual differences are recognized and respected. We are committed to offering services that are grounded in the principles of Inclusive Excellence. Library users may access our varied collection of resources to enrich their teaching, learning and research experience.

Inclusive Excellence Committee

The University Libraries' Inclusive Excellence Committee endeavors to assist all library faculty and staff in providing library users with a safe teaching and learning environment where diversity, inclusiveness and individual differences are recognized and respected.

University of South Dakota Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ASA Book Drive

Support Literacy on the African continent by donating any novels, children books, or college textbooks.

Collection Dates: November 7th – December 17th
Location: Library Tower, near west doors

For more information, please contact the African Student Association:
Rm. 219 USD, MUC

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Weaving Images

Mike Jones, Graduate Art Student


Friday, November 18, 1-3pm.
Second Floor - Gallery space at the top of the stairs

Mr. Jones will present a performance piece in the form of a demonstration where he will weave images into one artwork. He will begin with a pre-mounted photograph placed on a custom-made loom and in a meditation he will weave strips of another photograph into it in order to gain a better understanding of the subject matter. The amalgamation of the two images will result in an installation that will be displayed the rest of the semester in the first floor library gallery.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Library Hours - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday (11/22) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Wednesday (11/23) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Thanksgiving - Thursday (11/24) Closed
Friday (11/25) Closed
Saturday (11/26) Closed

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trial Database - BKpedia

**Trial available now until January 9, 2017**

Expert curators have organized hundreds of books into these thematic collections, which are designed to allow subscribers to access content on specific topics quickly and easily:

Advances in Leadership and Management
Organizational Change and Innovation
Professional and Personal Development
Economic Justice

Access the trial now:


Fill out our feedback form and let us know what you think about this resource:  http://libguides.usd.edu/trial

Monday, November 7, 2016

AP Images in EBSCO database downtime

AP Images in EBSCO databases will shut down temporarily from Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12 noon. During this time, AP Images will not be available.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Library Hours - Veterans Day

Thursday (11/10) - 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Veterans Day - Friday (11/11) 10 am - 5 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

JSTOR is  pleased to announce a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. JSTOR expects to add several hundred more Open Access titles over the next year. The titles are also cross-searchable with other content on JSTOR.org.

The ebooks, which reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content, are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Each ebook carries one of six Creative Commons licenses determined by the publisher. The titles are easy to use, with no DRM restrictions and no limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. Users will not need to register or log in to JSTOR. Librarians can receive free MARC records and activate the titles in discovery services.

List of titles and urls - http://about.jstor.org/open-access?cid=eml_jb_OA_10_2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Colossal Cardboard Heads

3D Design Art 123 (Amy Fill instructor)
 Class project was to create 4 foot corrugated cardboard heads that was part of the Art Department float for D-Days on October 8.

Location: 2nd floor gallery
Time: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Silent Witness Initiative

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring Silent Witness Initiative in October on the First Floor Gallery, University Libraries.

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and education to support an end to domestic violence through community based exhibits. It started with a small group of volunteers in one state and grew into an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries. Silent Witness provides hope, help and healing for the victims and violators of domestic violence. Our goal is to eliminate domestic violence homicides by 2020.

Thousands of men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States. Each one has a story. Join our efforts to end this tragedy.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Maintenance - EBL ebook Library - Oct. 15

EBL ebook Library will be down for maintenance on Saturday October 15 from 2 -5 pm.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Library Hours - Dakota Days/Native American Day

Dakota Day (10/8) 10 am - 5 pm *
Sunday (10/9) 10 am - 11 pm *
Native American Day (10/10) 10 am - 2 am

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dakota Day’s Parade Countdown


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trial Database - the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL)

**Trial available now until October 31 2016

The CSDL provides you with authoritative, peer-reviewed articles from 32 periodicals and over 5,200 conference publications that cover the complete spectrum of computing. Whether you are looking for the latest research on today's hot topic, foundational information, best practices, or quick answers to a problem, you will find what you need.

Fill out our feedback form and let us know what you think about this resource http://libguides.usd.edu/trial

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PubMed url update

PubMed is updating it's url.    Please update your bookmarks.   


To improve security and privacy, and by Federal government mandate, NCBI is moving all of its Web sites and services, including Web APIs, to HTTPS only by September 30, 2016.

 The only change you should notice after the deadline is that a green lock icon should appear inside the box, and the web addresses of the NCBI pages you visit will start with https://.

Friday, September 23, 2016

South Dakota Election and Voting information

How to vote in South Dakota! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!