Monday, July 26, 2021

IPA Source website transition begins Tuesday, July 27

IPA Source will be updating its website starting July 27.  If users have downloads that are required on Tuesday 7/27 or Wednesday 7/28, we suggest that they are performed no later than Monday. On Tuesday, the site will be offline for no more than a few minutes to a few hours for US customers.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Temporary Closure of Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections will be closed for renovation/expansion from May 14th, 2021- Jan 01, 2022. Patron services will be limited.

If you need additional information please contact the Archives at  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Library Hours - 4th of July

 I.D. Weeks Library will be closed July 3-5th for the 4th of July Holiday.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Ebook Central Maintenance - June 26

On Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00pm to 5:00pm, Ebook Central will be offline and ebooks will be unavailable. Readers may wish to download books or chapters in advance subject to availability.

 Download instructions are available here:
Full book download:
Chapter download:"

Thursday, June 17, 2021

I.D. Weeks Library will be closed June 18

I.D. Weeks Library will be closed on June 18 in recognition of the new federal holiday Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced freedom from slavery in Galveston, Texas following President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

RED Readership

Monthly Readership Totals:
Last month, USD RED had 3326 full-text downloads and 45 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 913. University of South Dakota scholarship was read by 316 institutions across 109 countries. 

The most popular papers were:
History of the South Dakota Human Services Center 1879-2019: Trials, Trends, and Tragedies to Transformation (285 downloads)

The Effect of a Universal Basic Income on Life Decisions: Evidence from a Student Lab Experiment (225 downloads)

The History of Sex Education in the United States: With Application to South Dakota (206 downloads)

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Database Trial - Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions - TRIAL ENDS JUNE 13

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) offers instant access to comprehensive business and consumer listings. Unlike many free Internet directories, Reference Solutions data is continually being collected and verified. A detailed business listing contains a list of executives, financial information, public filings and even news articles.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

USD is an OCLC Express Library


Congratulations to the I.D. Weeks Interlibrary Loan Staff on maintaining the exceptional ILL service required for OCLC’s Express digital delivery program! As you know, the Express program connects high-performing libraries committed to delivering digital resources within 18 hours. With Express, our goal is to provide value to your library through innovation and help you to provide great service to your library’s users.

Since Express started in January, more than 105,000 copy requests have been created and filled among Express participants. And in April, Express participants filled copy requests in an average turnaround time of 10.2 hours.

 The Express program enables digital resource sharing among a select group of libraries using the WorldShare ILL network that have turnaround times for lending digital materials of 18 hours or less. More than 1,000 libraries from around the world are actively participating in Express based on their ability to deliver articles and other digital resources within this timeframe.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Library Hours - Summer

Summer Hours Begin May 8

Saturday - Sunday Noon - 5pm
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am -  8pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

Friday, April 30, 2021

Exhibit - The Story of the Coyote: A Visual History of USD Athletics

 The Story of the Coyote: A Visual History of USD Athletics was curated by Leah Dusterhoft, BFA Fine Arts – Graphic Design ’21 as part of an art history independent study course taught by Art History Professor Dr. Lauren Freese. Dusterhoft is a USD Student-athlete, throwing the discus for the track and field team during her time at USD. Since the fall of 2019, she has worked as a graphic design intern for the Sports Information Department, making graphics for social media. 

The exhibit will be on display in the 2nd Floor Gallery from April 28- Aug. 6

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Finals Week Hours

 I.D. Weeks will be open its regular hours during Finals Week

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Children's Blizzard of 1888: The Advent of Communicating Meteorology

The Wortmann family of Crofton, Nebraska wanted to express its gratitude to USD Libraries for assistance and resources. It was announced this week that Sophia Wortmann and Rylie Arens won first place in the Nebraska National History Day contest for their Junior Group Performance Project entitled "The Children's Blizzard of 1888: The Advent of Communicating Meteorology." This project was created in no small part with materials and oral histories from USD. This is the second time in three years that a member of the Wortman family has won first place for Nebraska's contest using, in no small part, USD materials. On to the national competition!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Library Renovations - 2nd and 3rd Floor

Many of you have noticed that the upper floors of the library have changed a lot over the past few months. This is especially noticeable on 2nd Floor where almost a quarter of the 3rd Floor collection had to be moved downstairs. Starting May 10th, an extensive series of renovations will be beginning across the library. Normally we would do book shifting, shelf building, etc. during the summer to minimize disruption, but due to the timeline, we have had to work through the Spring semester.

Part of this project has included the relocation of about half a dozen tables on 2nd Floor. Their locations - and much of the furniture arrangements - are temporary and part of a larger project that will include updated seating and study options on both 2nd and 3rd Floor. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes as we head into Finals and ask for your understanding as we work to meet renovation deadlines.   

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Access issues with Kanopy

 We are currently experiencing technical problems with some of our Kanopy videos.   We are working to resolved this issue as soon as possible.

Below is the access error message