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Nearly all of the online services offered through the library require your library barcode (14 digits with no spaces) as the username or ID and your last name as the password or PIN. If you have trouble logging into a service call the library at 642-1330 or click here.

Journals, Magazines, and more


Full-text journals and other resources for researchers of all ages.

Full-text journals and other resources on a broad range of subjects as well as abstracts and indexing for several national newspapers.


Full-text journals and other resources on a wide range of subjects, including education, business, and health. Includes the popular Academic Search Premier and resources for kids.

Black Hills resource for ongoing local issues




South Dakota Newspaper Indexes

Books & E-books


Search library catalogs all over the world

Access one of the library's electronic book collections - formerly known as NetLibrary.  
(NOTE:These are not downloadable to e-readers.)

Access the library's collection of popular e-books and audiobooks for download to numerous devices.


Electronic reference resources on a variety of subjects

Movies & Music



View up to three free streaming movies per week per library user.




Stream up to three hours of music per day, build your own playlists, and download up to three free songs per week per library user.


Auto Repair


Authoritative online manuals that cover thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present. Includes repair and maintenance, and specification tables are covered




Full text business database covering subjects related to business



Genealogy & History



U.S. Census, photos, maps, and a variety of other genealogy and history resources

(Available in library only)



U.S. Census, books, articles, and other resources for genealogy

Digital Sanborn Maps for South Dakota communities 1867-1970


Homework & School



Research tools for Grades K-9. Full-text articles and graphics carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics


A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues for Grades 6-12

Thousands of easy to read articles, interactive games, and more for kids Grade K-5

Designed to support student information needs with research tools and science project information along with encyclopedia articles for Grades 5-9


Grades 9 - Adult reference includes encyclopedia, e-book and primary source content plus computer tutorials and life skills information





Courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and speak their chosen languages


French-language version of the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia


Spanish-language translation of the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia





Authoritative health information sources


Access to 4,000+ peer-reviewed medical sciences and other health-related journals


Test Preparation


Lessons and practice tests for common tests such as the SAT, ACT, and specific career entry exams. Also offers a variety of skills improvement lessons, such as math and language, job search, interviewing, and resume building.



Study for your South Dakota Driver's License exams. Includes handbooks and practice tests for car, CDL, and motorcycle exams, as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions about getting a license in South Dakota.



Internet Resources



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