About the South Dakota State Library
The South Dakota State Library is a part of the South Dakota Department of Education.
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The South Dakota State Library provides leadership for innovation and excellence in libraries and services to state government.
Divisions of the South Dakota State Library:
Administers the purchasing and processing of library materials, circulation of library materials, interlibrary loan of library materials, and stack maintenance. In addition Access Services administers the Braille and Talking Book Program.
Provides equal access to print materials in a format acceptable to all citizens of South Dakota who cannot read standard print.
Assists users by providing access to library materials through efficient, on-going bookstacks management and effective circulation procedures. Interlibrary Loan facilitates access to materials not owned by the South Dakota State Library.
Develops online content and digitization of state documents, statistical reports and publications. Maintains the Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections) which includes State Agency documents, Libraries of South Dakota (photo gallery), and vertical files.
Provides assistance to South Dakota libraries. Includes Children and Youth Services, Electronic Resources, and Continuing Education.
Provides assistance to South Dakota State Employees and South Dakota libraries by finding books, articles and other resources for research. In addition, training is provided to state agencies highlighting State Library services and resources.
Responsible for obtaining items and providing the logical organization and arrangement of materials within the collections of the South Dakota State Library for the benefit of the information needs of state employees, librarians, and staff.
Adminstrative Rules: Article 24:30 , State Library.
Codified Laws: Chapter 14-1 , State Library Office.
Codified Laws: Chapter 14-1A , State Publications Library Distribution Center.