Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Library Closure - July 25-27

The I.D. Weeks building will close at 4:00pm on Friday, July 25 and remain closed until 7:30am on Monday, July 28 due to a water/sewage outage.

RESOLVED _ Library catalog is down

Our library catalog Aleph is currently down.   This also affects our SFX - UGetIt links.

This issue has been resolved.  If you experience further issues, please contact the library.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Library Hours - Fall Term

Summer Hours end Aug. 22.   We will have extended hours on Aug. 23-24.  Fall Hours start Aug. 25

Saturday (8/23)    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday (8/24)    10:00 am - 2:00 am

Fall Semester Hours

Monday  - Thursday      7:30 am - 02:00 am
Friday                           7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday                       10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday                         10:00 am - 02:00 am

Service interruption for ScienceDirect - July 26

ScienceDirect will be unavailable for 30 minutes of scheduled maintenance on Saturday, July 26 from 6:00 AM CDT (12:00 BST) until 6:30 AM CDT (12:30 BST). It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photographs from USD's past

 The Archives and Special Collections has been posting many pictures from our photograph collection.  You can follow what the archives has been doing on their blog.

For more information, please contact the Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Library Hours - Summer

Summer Hours - until Aug. 22

  Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 11 pm
  Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm
  Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  Sunday 1 pm - 11 pm

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Library Associate Job Openings

We are currently taking applications for 3 Library Associate positions - Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Technical Services.  Apply today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Resovled: AncestryLibrary currently unavailable

This issue is resolved however there may be portions of Ancestry that are unavailable.  
You may have to clear your cookies/internet cache.   If you have any further issues please email us at 

AncestryLibrary is currently unavailable due to technical issues.

Ancestry is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Library Hours - 4th of July

July 3rd 7:30 am - 5 pm
July 4th Closed

Friday, June 13, 2014

University Libraries hosts three print exhibits showcasing international artists this summer

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University Libraries at the University of South Dakota are hosting three print exhibitions in conjunction with Frogman’s 33rd Print Workshop now through Friday, Aug. 10.
The inaugural showing of the international traveling exhibit, “Dialogos y Interpretaciones,” is located on the first floor of the I.D. Weeks library building in the University Libraries Gallery. Co-curators, Jules Floss of the United States and Jorge Osorio of Columbia, have brought together more than 70 artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Honduras and the United States for an artistic and cultural exchange. Artists were given great latitude in their interpretation of the portfolio’s theme and every fine art print in the exchange features traditional printmaking techniques such as relief, lithography, intaglio, serigraphy and letterpress.
“Intersecting Methods” is located in the second floor, west side gallery and brings together the arts and sciences to create collaborative prints by partnering printmakers with scientists, engineers and other related professionals. As a process for creating art, printmaking has many similarities to the scientific method. Printmakers dream up imagery, experiment with mediums, proof their plates, manipulate variables (one at a time), and proof again to be able to create the desired results for a final edition. Scientists, engineers, and others in related fields, work through similar steps in conducting experiments and attempting to prove or disprove a hypothesis.
“The Hidden Room in the House: Printmakers and the Art of Sublimation” is located in the second floor glass cases. The idea of sublimation serves as a springboard for artists to explore the “fire and black material prima” from which their raw impulses are born and inform their artwork.
“The Hidden Room in the House”, “Dialogos y Interpretacione”, and “Intersecting Methods” are free and open to the public. A reception for all three exhibitions will occur the night of Frogman’s Gallery “Crawl”, Saturday, July 5, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. where works by more than 200 nationally and internationally-recognized artists will be featured. For more information, please contact Danielle Loftus at or Jeremy Menard, director of Frogman’s Print Workshops, at or see

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