Thursday, December 21, 2017

Reference Desk hours

The Reference Desk will resume desk hours on Jan. 8.   Until then, we will have limited online coverage. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Library Hours - Christmas and New Years

University Libraries will be closed Dec. 23- 26 and Dec. 30 - Jan. 1

Monday, December 11, 2017

Library Hours - Winter Interim

Winter Interim - Dec. 14 - Jan 7*

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm*
Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One Search/Primo maintenance Dec. 10

One Search/Primo will be down for maintenance on Dec. 10 from Midnight to 4am.  One Search maybe unenviable during this time.   

Monday, December 4, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Library Hours - Finals

Finals Week Dec. 7- 13

Thursday (12/7) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Friday (12/8) 7: 30 am - 11 pm*
Saturday (12/9) 7:30 am - Midnight*
Sunday (12/10) 10 am - 2 am*
Monday (12/11) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Tuesday (12/12) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Wednesday (12/13) 7:30 am - 5 pm

Taylor & Francis Online: scheduled downtime Dec. 2

Please be advised that Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable, for up to 1 hour, on Saturday 2nd December  @ 6 pm. This is due to a scheduled improvement to the platform infrastructure.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Library Hours - Thanksgiving

Tuesday (11/21) 7:30 am - 5 pm *
Wednesday (11/22) 7:30 am - 5 pm *
Thursday - Saturday (11/23-25) Closed

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

One Search/Primo maintenance Nov 18

Due to maintenance, authentication to One Search/Primo will be unavailable between 7AM to 10:30AM CST on Saturday, November 18th.

Users will have unauthenticated browse access (title searches, etc.) but will not have the ability to request materials, access saved favorites or access e-resources that require authentication during the above mentioned window.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Copyright for Teaching and Learning

Friday, November 17th, 10-11AM
Location: MT 110

This workshop will provide guidance for faculty and teaching assistants in navigating the complexities of Fair Use and other aspects of U.S. copyright law as it pertains to using published works,media, and more in USD courses. Case studies will provide a basis for discussion and learning. Please bring your ID.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

USD Digital Library of South Dakota Adds Unique Music Catalogs from the Mahoney Music Collection

University of South Dakota Archives and Special Collections has announced the addition of two unique assortments of material from the Mahoney Music Collection to the Digital Library of South Dakota.

These collections include 30 illustrated catalogs of the famed Lyon & Healy brokers and harp makers and 13 treatises from violin masters before 1850. The catalogs, ranging in date from 1890-1940, include rich descriptions and illustrations of both rare and modern violins, violas, and violoncellos, as well as the harps for which the company would become most well-known. The treatises include Leopold Mozart's 1756 treatise, as well as treatises by Francesco Geminiani, Carl Flesch, Ivan Galamian.

View both collections on the Digital Library of South Dakota.

The Mahoney Music Collection contains more than 4,800 books, magazines, pamphlets, and ephemera documenting the history, craftsmanship, and playing of stringed instruments. The collection contains a particularly comprehensive assortment of books about violins and the violin family instruments. The collection was gifted the collection to the University of South Dakota in June 2006 by John P. and Barbara Mahoney, who continue to add new materials.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Library Hours - Veteran's Day

Thursday (11/9) 7:30 am - 11 pm *
Friday (11/10) 10 am - 5 pm*
Veteran's Day - Saturday (11/11) 10 am - 5 pm

Friday, October 27, 2017

Valencia and Vermillion: an artists’ exchange

Exhibition runs from October 24, 2017 through December 18, 2017, University Libraries Gallery.

The University Libraries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, and the Departamento de Dibujo (Department of Drawing), Facultad de Bellas Artes (Faculty of Fine Arts), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Polytechnic University of Valencia - UPV), Valencia, Spain, participated in an exchange for artists from both Universities. The exchange was organized at the invitation of Amparo B. Wieden (UPV) and co-curated by Sarah A. Hanson-Pareek (USD).

On exhibition here, are the artists’ works from the Departamento de Dibujo. The photograph above shows both portfolios together at exhibition in Valencia, June 5 – June 30, 2017. The works contributed by USD artists can be viewed online in the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Once both exhibitions have concluded, the portfolio from USD will be bound and placed in the permanent collection of artist’s books at the Departamento de Dibujo and the portfolio from UPV will be placed in the permanent collection of the University Libraries.

USD participants:
Dillon Bryant
M. Heath Davis
Danielle De Jager-Loftus
Amy Fill
Rebecca Froehlich
Leila Ghasempor
Chelsey Groseclose
Sarah Hanson
Alisa Kuzmina
Courtney LaVallie
Nick Patterson
Jenae Porter
Leah Saiz
Marci Smith
Rain Spotted Elk
Alix Suckstorf
Taylor Van Whye
Laura Vidler

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia participants:
Vinicio Bastidas
Cristina Comeche
Francisco Duiecienti
Andrea Familiar
Vincente Ferré
Gloria Luzzy
Jose Manuel Ortuño
Laura Mars Carbó
Judith Martinez
Eva Martínez Navarro
Sarai Menéndez Rubio
Rocío Montañés
Tania Moya Jiménez
Jaume Pérez Cremades
Carola Reinhardt
Rosa Rodríguez Romero
Noemí Rovina Rodríguez
Fran Rubio
Mariano Sáez García
Adrián Sánchez Encabo
Toni Simarro
Ana Tomás Miralles
Isabel Tristán

Thursday, October 26, 2017

One search authentication downtime

Due to maintenance, authentication to Primo/One Search( will be unavailable between 7AM to 10AM CST on Saturday, October 28th.

Users will have unauthenticated browse access (title searches, etc.) but will not have the ability to request materials, access saved favorites or access e-resources that require authentication. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Trial - PsycTESTS

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The trial will expire on 17 November 2017.

Database link:

More information about PsycTESTS:

A one-of-a-kind resource for measurement and instrumentation tools
Professionally indexed, the PsycTESTS® database is an extensive collection of items associated with psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments essential to the research needs of professionals, students, and educators across the behavioral and social sciences.
Focused on a collection of instrumentation tools developed for research but not made commercially available, PsycTESTS helps researchers easily find scales and measures for their own use. PsycTESTS is an indispensable resource for researchers looking to conduct, create, or measure research in multiple fields of study.

Key benefits of PsycTESTS

  • Helps researchers avoid "reinventing the wheel" by exposing thousands of research
    instruments and their psychometric properties
  • An ideal starting point for researchers initiating new research projects, with the
    availability of multiple measures, research instruments, and test types in a variety of
    subject areas
  • Indexes a wide variety of measurement instruments for use by professionals and
    academics across multiple disciplines and fields of study.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trial - Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG Online)

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The trial will expire on 15 November 2017.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Exhibit - Silent Witness

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring Silent Witness Initiative on the 2nd Floor, 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 10, 2017

Trial - Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

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Today through 10/14/2017, all students, faculty, and staff may access Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection is perfect for counseling, psychology, social work, medical, nursing, psychiatry, and other behavioral health care courses. This vast collection of 400+ streaming videos aligned to the DSM-5® and ICD-10 content, from 2012 on, range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes and helps students better recognize mental health disorders and provide accurate diagnoses. Volume V also provides assessment options for faculty. For over 90 titles, there are 2 versions of each film available. One includes a title slide that introduces the symptom, preparing students to see what the disorder looks like. The other does not include the title slide. Students make their own diagnoses, enabling faculty to assess student comprehension.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Library Hours - Dakota Days & Native American Day

Saturday (10/7) 10 am - 2 pm*
Sunday (10/8) 10 am - 5 pm*
Monday (10/9) 10 am - 2 am

Monday, October 2, 2017

Public Affairs Journal - new issue

Issue 116, 2017 of Public Affairs Journal is now available in the DLSD

All issues of Public Affairs Journal are available at

The Public Affairs Journal features research authored by faculty and students of the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota. The journal has periodically featured articles relating to projects associated with the Government Research Bureau.

For more information:

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Jane Rooker Breeden Papers

Jane Rooker Breeden was involved in the campaign for equal suffrage for women and became chair of the State Equal Suffrage Association.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of suffrage we have digitized her papers. 

For more information on the Jane Rooker Breeden Papers see our finding aid.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

News report Institute of American Indian Studies

All the issues of the Institute of American Indian Studies News report are now available on the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Issues run from 1955-2009

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

“Neighbours in Arms:” A small selection from the Larry Pressler Papers

Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce that a small selection of material from the Larry Pressler Papers has been digitized and is now available in the Digital Library of South Dakota. These documents have been selected to coincide with the recent publication of Senator Pressler’s book, Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent, for which Senator Pressler used numerous materials from his papers located in the Archives and Special Collections. These selected materials relate to Pakistan, nuclear nonproliferation, and the Pressler Amendment. Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent was published in July, 2017.

Senator Larry Pressler, born March 29, 1942 in Humboldt, South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1964. He later attended Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School.  He served in the US House of Representatives from 1975-1979 and the US Senate from 1979-1997, becoming the first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate. The Larry Pressler Papers are a closed collection housed within the Archives and Special Collections at the University of South Dakota that maintain a comprehensive account of the Senator’s life and work in service to the state of South Dakota.

The photograph featured below, as well as several others, can be found in the University of South Dakota Photograph Collection, Series 3.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Call for entries - CORROBORATIONS 2018


Exhibition Concept
This exhibition will pair University of South Dakota visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines. Up to sixteen pairs will be selected by PhD student Kevin Phillips of the English Department, and Director of the University Art Galleries, Kate Skelly. There will be no set theme to this exhibition, however, all work created as a result of these collaborations must be new and original. Selected pairs are free to choose how they approach the collaborative process.

University Libraries, 2nd Floor Exhibition Cases

Exhibition Dates
January 29 – April 27, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:30 – 6 pm
A reading of each poem will be given during the reception.

The exhibition is open to University of South Dakota undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students majoring in poetry. Acceptable visual media include ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Electronic media will not be accepted.

Entry Information
Visual artists will submit three-five digital images (jpg format, high resolution – 300 dpi) of their artwork on disk. Images must be of artwork that has been completed in the last two years. Visual artists should also include a short, one paragraph artist statement. Poets will submit three poems on disk. Poems must have been completed in the last two years. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, and year in school. Disks of artwork and poetry should be sent to:

Kate Skelly, Director of University Art Galleries
University of South Dakota
Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Room 103E
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Entry Deadline:
October 27, 2017

Pairings Announced:
November 3, 2017

Collaborations Due:
January 12, 2018 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)

Artwork Pickup:
May 1 – May 4, 2018 (Rm 131C)

Kevin Phillips, English Department
Kate Skelly, Director of University Art Galleries

Friday, September 22, 2017

Trial - Women and Social Movements in the U.S., Scholar's Edition

From today through 11/30/2017, all students, faculty, and staff may access the following collection

Women and Social Movements in the U.S., Scholar's Edition

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Women and Social Movements in the United States is designed to facilitate the study all aspects of women's history in America from colonial times to the present. It brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, and teaching tools to offer a rich view of US history as seen through women's eyes.
1.    For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.
2.    For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, click HERE.
3.    Be sure to check out our Resource Center to find helpful information, complimentary services and marketing tools.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Break the Silence

Break the Silence exhibit was created by assistant professor of social work Shirley Fineran, OSF, of Briar Cliff University.  The exhibit focuses on modern-day slavery in the form of sex and labor trafficking in our communities. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness, consciousness and visibility of human trafficking.

The exhibit is on display in the Libraries' first floor gallery until Oct. 11.

The exhibit is in conjunction with an event next week on Human Trafficking in SD: An Advocate's Perspective.  Wednesday Sept. 27  6:30-8 pm in Farber Hall, Old Main.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cochrane Library

Access to subscribed content in the Cochrane Library is currently unavailable. We are working on the problem and apologize for the inconvenience.   Please contact ILL to order your article.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Copyright for Your Scholarship Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 21, 10-11a
Location: MT 110

An overview of recent trends in scholarly communications with an emphasis on how faculty and graduate students can both protect their intellectual property and promote open access to research and creative works. Case studies will provide a basis for discussion and learning.

To register for a workshop, please email us at

Participants needing accommodations to participate in the events below should contact Disability Services at (605) 677-6389 at least 48 hours (2 working days) in advance. Please bring your ID as the CTL will be using the iValidate card reader system. This will ensure that anyone participating in the Statement of Achievement series of workshops will have their attendance recorded correctly. Most workshops will be available through Collaborate Ultra as well. Please contact the CTL for the link.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Library Newsletter

The fall 2017 newsletter is now available.

All news:

Bound and Unbound IV

The Libraries’ biennial international altered book exhibition “Bound and Unbound IV,” juried by Eli Show, an artist, musician, from Sioux Falls, is on  display in the 2nd floor display cases of the library now through January 3, 2018.

 To read more about each artist and to view a video of the juror discussing the works, please see the “Bound and Unbound IV” LibGuide.
'Bound and Unbound IV' is available for viewing online in the Digital Library of South Dakota. The exhibition is located in the exhibition cases on the second floor of the library and open to the public during library operating hours.

art by Naomi Velasquez

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Exhibit - 2nd Floor tower - August 28 - September 28, 2017

The National Library of Medicine, in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, is pleased to present our latest traveling exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & History. Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer will help to promote public understanding of the dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine.

Proquest Ebook Central

This week EBL and ebrary merged into Proquest Ebook Central.   Links on the Research Gateway for both now go to the new site.

To assist with the change, ProQuest has video tutorials that cover using bookshelves, searching for books, and downloading content.

Ebook Central LibGuide is chock-full of screen grabs and how-tos for all the important end-user features.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

RESOLVED 9/1: Anesthesia Abstracts website down

Anesthesia Abstracts website is down.  It might be a few days before we regain access.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Library Hours - Labor Day

Saturday (9/2) 10 am - 5 pm *
Sunday (9/3) 10 am - 11 pm *
Monday Labor Day (9/4) 10 am - 2 am

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Library Employee Years of Service Celebration 2017

Congratulations to Library employees for their years of service

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RESOLVED -U Get It! and Pubmed

RESOLVED 8/23/17 - Currently we are experiencing technical difficulties with the U Get It! links in Pubmed.  We are working on the problem and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible.   We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

One Search FAQs

Questions about One Search (Primo)?  Check out our FAQs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

University Libraries implement new discovery system

In an effort to better connect the USD community to the information resources and digital tools they need, the University Libraries are implementing a newly integrated library services platform that will enhance and expand library services and operational workflows university-wide.
Supporting USD's commitment to innovation and accessibility, the new system will enable the University Libraries to continuously refresh and unveil new digital tools that will allow students and faculty to search, browse, share and customize materials in increasingly robust and intuitive ways.
Additionally, the platform will support broader integration of information resources through its alignment with all the SD BOR libraries, to ensure greater fiscal responsibility and operational efficiency.
The new system is cloud based, with improved discovery, analytics, and other capabilities as well as simplified and more efficient staff workflows. With the new system we can replace the 4-6 different systems (from different vendors) that are not integrated, with integrated modules that meet the functional needs of the University Libraries.
Look for the change to be in effect in August. The main search/discovery search interface will be available at
·        What will this mean for me?
The interface for locating, accessing and obtaining USD Library resources will change in August. Many new features will be available which will allow for better virtual browsing of USD Library's collections and improved integration with other various University systems, including the learning management system (D2L). 
·        What resources will I find in a USD Library One Search?
You will be able to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, books and e-books, journals, dissertations, music, films video, government documents, newspaper articles, reviews and digital library content. 

·       Where can I get help navigating the new system?
For more information on how to use the new Library One Search, please see our Primo/Library One Search library guide or Ask a Librarian for help.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Library Hours - Fall Semester

Fall hours start Aug. 19

Monday - Thursday7:30 am -2 am
Friday7:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday10 am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 2 am

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Changes to State Library Databases

The subscriptions to the databases ProQuest Statistical Insight and ProQuest Congressional will cease on July 1.

The databases have been provided to USD by the South Dakota State Library.  The cancellation was a state library decision and not an action taken by USD.    If you have questions or concerns, please contact the South Dakota State Library.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ProQuest Databases down

Update -  databases are now operational.
The ProQuest suite of databases provided by the State Library are having connectivity issues- AncestryLibrary, HeritageQuest, ProQuest Discovery and Research Library, SIRS Discoverer and Researcher, and US Major Dailies. ProQuest is aware of the problem and is working on it.
Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a public proceeding to roll back network neutrality protections instituted in 2015. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites.

The ALA has been on the front lines of the net neutrality battle with the FCC, Congress and the federal courts for more than a decade, working in coalition with other library and higher education organizations as well as broader coalitions of net neutrality advocates.

The ALA is one of nearly 200 organizations participating in the July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.

On July 12, websites, internet users and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Absent strong, enforceable net neutrality protections, ISPs have the financial incentive and opportunity to sell priority access to certain content providers. Enforceable rules are essential for libraries to fulfill our missions and serve our patrons. Tell the FCC to Save Net Neutrality.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Parking Lot Re-striping - Starting June 26

The Library parking lot (lot 2) will be closed June 26-30 due to re-striping parking spots.

Other lots that will be painted during this week will be: lots 1, 2, 6, 6A, 7, 8, Handicap area north of McKusick Hall in lot 9, 11, 19, 26, 27, and west half of 31.

These parking lots will be barricaded off starting at 6:00 am on Monday June 26th, 2017

Campus parking map can be found at: 

Library Hours - July 4th

Saturday (7/1) -Tuesday (7/4) Closed

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Temporary Water Shut Off

DATE: Friday, June 23rd, 2017
TIME: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Facilities Management will be replacing water shutoff valves in the third floor restrooms.  To do this water will have to be shut off to the building.   All water use fixtures will be inoperable during this time. This includes, but is not limited to: urinals, toilets, sinks, and drinking fountains.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Arthur Amiotte

The John Day collection on Arthur Amiotte (MS 046) is now open to researchers.

The majority of this collection was gathered by John Day before, during, and after the retrospective on Arthur Amiotte’s art in 2001. Also included are VHS recordings featuring Amiotte.

The 4.5 linear feet of material span the years 1962-2010, with the bulk from of the material dated 1980-2003.

Contact the Archives and Special Collections for a copy of the guide to the collection.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

3rd Floor Update!

The 3rd floor of the I.D. Weeks library building is now open. Please pardon our mess though!

Extensive shifting of the book collection on the east side of the 3rd floor will continue throughout the summer AND that means it will be a little noisier on 3rd than usual. If you have trouble finding an item during the shift, please inquire at the Circulation desk.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Valencia and Vermillion: An Artists’ Exchange - on display in Spain!

USD's University Libraries and the Departamento de Dibujo (Department of Drawing), Facultad de Bellas Artes de Valencia (Faculty of Fine Arts), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Technical University of Valencia - UPV), Valencia, Spain, are hosting an art exchange for artists from both Universities.

Eighteen artists from USD will have their work on exhibit in Spain from May 29th through June 16th. Artists from the Department of Drawing, Valencia, will be on exhibit at the University Libraries in the near future.

To view the Vermillion entries currently on exhibit in Spain, please see the Digital Library of South Dakota:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Archives & Special Collections closed May 29- June 2, 2017

The Archives and Special Collections will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day and May 30-June 2 for re-carpeting.

The third floor of the ID Weeks Library may be inaccessible for periods of time in May.  Please use the east stairwell to access the Archives or stop by the circulation desk for directions.  Please contact the Archives for more information if you are planning on visiting in May or if you have any questions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

ID Weeks 3rd Floor Access

Beginning this week, contractors will be installing new carpet on the 3rd floor of ID Weeks. Between May 10 and approximately June 15, access to ID Weeks 3rd floor will generally be limited to library faculty and staff.

The Circulation department (first floor of ID Weeks), however, will retrieve books upon request from faculty, students, staff, and the public. For safety reasons, there may be limited periods of time when materials cannot be accessed by library staff.  Insofar as possible, our objective is to ensure access to the book collection during the project. If you need assistance with accessing books on the 3rd floor or have other questions, please email the Circulation department at or call 605-677-5373.

For information about access to Archives and Special Collections, please email or call 605-677-5450.

Project progress and related information will be posted to the University Libraries’ blog

Thursday, May 4, 2017

3rd Floor Carpeting

Please be aware that the third floor of the ID Weeks Library may be inaccessible for periods of time in May for re-carpeting.   Please stop by the circulation desk for more information.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Library Hours - Summer Hours

Summer hours - May 8 - August 20

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Library Hours - Finals

Friday (4/28) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Saturday (4/29) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Sunday (4/30) 10 am - 2 am*
Monday - Thursday (5/1-5/4) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Friday (5/5) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Saturday (5/6) 10 am - 2 pm*
Sunday (5/7) Closed

Monday, April 24, 2017

Archives & Special Collections closed May 29- June 2, 2017

The Archives and Special Collections will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day and May 30-June 2 for re-carpeting.

The third floor of the ID Weeks Library may be inaccessible for periods of time in May.  Please use the east stairwell to access the Archives or stop by the circulation desk for directions.  Please contact the archives for more information if you are planning on visiting in May or if you have any questions.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ENGL 210 Poster Exhibition

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Fri , April 28, 2017

Forty-two students from Russell Shaffer's ENGL 210 class will exhibit their visual representations of some of America's best novels from the 20th century in a poster exhibition in the first floor University Libraries Gallery. Shaffer states "the beauty of literature is that an author's words mean something different for every reader. How we interpret the written word is up to us."

Monday, April 17, 2017

Trial - The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

The University Libraries are trialing Henry Stewart Talks, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. The collection is comprised of more than 2,100 specially prepared, animated lectures by world leading experts. The collection is highly prized for providing researchers easy access to the same experts that they would like to see present at an international conference or hear speak at a guest lecture and is particularly suitable for use in distance, blended, team learning and flipped classroom programs.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Library Hours - Easter

Thursday (4/13) 7:30 am - 8 pm
Friday - Sunday (4/14-16) Closed

Thursday, April 6, 2017

National Library Week

Win a giveaway!   Let the world know that you appreciate USD Libraries.   Your response can be text, a photo or video posted directly to the USD Libraries Facebook or Twitter.   Be sure to add the hashtag #usdlibraries

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Heads

Mardi Gras Parade Heads
University Libraries 2nd floor gallery
March 3 – April 27, 2017
Lecture March 21 at 11:00am

The Art 123 , 3 D Design class is displaying their class project, “Mardi Gras Parade Heads” on the 2nd floor of the library. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Library Hours- Spring Break

Friday (3/3) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Saturday - Sunday (3/4-5) Closed*
Monday - Friday (3/6-10) 8 am - 5 pm*
Saturday (3/11) Closed*
Sunday (3/12) 10 am - 2 am

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

USD Network Services down - March 4

Due to the installation of a generator for the data center IT services will be unavailable
Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Start Time: 8 a.m.
End Time: Noon
Duration: 4 Hours
All USD network services will be unavailable from all locations
Internet access will be unavailable at the Vermillion Campus, Yankton Med campus, and Rapid City campuses.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Call for Entries - Bound and Unbound IV: Altered Book Exhibition

Database name change - Thomas

Thomas ( is now is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Human Books Wanted

A Human Library™ being held at USD next October!
Human Books Wanted
Do you have a story to tell about overcoming a stereotype or prejudice or know of someone who does? If so, fill out the Human Library™ Book Application by Friday, March 3rd.

What is a Human Library™?                                                                       
A Human Library™ is a safe place for people from different backgrounds to talk one-to-one and learn from each other. People who have overcome a stereotype or prejudice volunteer to be the “books” and readers are encouraged to ask questions about their book’s topic. Readers may borrow a book for up to 20 minutes and may borrow more than one book as time and availability of books allow.
Interested? Come get to know someone else and have a positive conversation(s) that may challenge stereotypes and prejudices on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at the I.D. Weeks library.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Compustat.  We are working on the problem and hope to have it restored as soon as possible.   Thank you for your patience. 

In the interim while we figure out what the problem is, please use the virtual setup.  The virtual is working. 

Intrepid Coalescing

"Backwards Compatible" Brian Joel Damon
USD alumni Brian Damon (’80) and Paula Bosco Damon ('91 & '93) are exhibiting their collaborative show titled "Intrepid Coalescing" February 8 – April 14, 2017 in the first and second floor galleries in the I.D. Weeks library building.

Damon is an emerging artist and his wife is a national award-winning writer. Their exhibit is “a courageous attempt of a husband and wife to marry distinctively diverse perspectives of their journey together, spanning nearly 50 years”. Paula explains intrepid means to go about something courageously while coalescing means to unify something.  “With profound subtlety of poetry as an overlay to multimedia, the synergies of art making and storytelling bring about a thought-provoking and passionate reckoning," they write.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love Your Data Week - Feb 13-17

What is Love Your Data Week?
The purpose of the Love Your Data (LYD) campaign is to raise awareness about topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. Academic libraries can help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

LYD week is an event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. Research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. #LYD17