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Internet access is available for free to anyone. We do not make reservations. Sign in at the circulation desk for one of our ten Internet computers. Time limits vary depending upon demand, but we typically allow one hour.
Individuals under 18 must have a form signed by a parent on file with the library, and children under 10 must have a parent present in the library. Headphones are available upon request. Free wireless access is also available for laptop and device users. No password is required.
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Holds can be placed on any item in our library catalog. To place a hold online:
We provide access to eBooks, music, and magazines. Access these titles using the barcode on the back of your library card and your password, which is set to your last name in lower case letters. Library staff will be happy to assist you in setting up your device.
If you have any trouble, contact the library or call 605-642-1330.
The Library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Any resident of Lawrence County can receive a card to our library for free. To sign up for a card, you must show a photo identification and proof of your address (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.).
Those under age 16 must have a parent's signature. Children must be at least 5 years old to have their own library card.
Non-resident users are charged $30 per year. Black Hills State University and Spearfish School District students may obtain a card for free using their student identification.
Your default password for your library account as well as most online library resources is set to your last name, all lowercase.
You are welcome to change your password to something of your choice. If you forget your password, you will need to contact the library staff so that we can reset your password for you.
If you are still unable to access your account, contact the library or call 605-642-1330.
The library offers proctoring services free of charge. Due to space and staffing limitations, the library will not proctor exams where guidelines require constant, direct supervision.
Our proctoring hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exams are scheduled to be completed during these proctoring hours. Scheduling is done at the staff's discretion.
Our testing facilities are limited and based on reservations, so please schedule exams in advance to guarantee availability, especially during finals and midterm weeks. Please stop in or call 605-642-1330 to schedule.
To renew your items online:
You can renew your items two times. Please note, an item cannot be renewed if another patron has placed a hold on it or if you have reached the maximum number of renewals allowed. If you have any trouble, contact the library, or call 605-642-1330.
We offer weekly storytimes September through November, January through April, and as part of our summer reading program during June and July. The Library also has other children's programs throughout the year. Find more information about upcoming children's programming.