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Services for State Employees
The South Dakota State Library's mission is to provide leadership for innovation and excellence in libraries and services to state government.
- Exam Proctoring
- Government Publication Depository
- Library Catalog
- Online Resources
- Recording Studio
- Reference and Research
- Request a Book (ILL)
- Submit a State Document
- Training Opportunities
The ECardPlus is the South Dakota State Library ECard for State Employees. This card enables direct access to research assistance, materials, trainings, and specialized services.
Are you working on a degree and need your exams proctored? SDSL staff are happy to proctor exams for you. Space and quiet work areas are available for you to work on your degree, as well as obtain research assistance for your degree related projects or papers.
Contact Brenda Hemmelman for more information.
Government Publication Depository
South Dakota State Government Publications are collected by the SD State Library in digital and paper (when available). (SDCL 14-1A .
Library Catalog (SDLN)
Describes, indexes, & locates items owned by the SD State Library, as well as 70+ other SD libraries, including every academic library in SD.
Category: books and literature, professional and scholarly, South Dakota
The Electronic Resources that are categorized under state government are all accessible from the PCs of the South Dakota State Government. Some resources are exclusive only for use by State Government.
The South Dakota State Library's Digital Collections reflect the history and culture of South Dakota. Our collections are primarily of interest to researchers, genealogists, and librarians. Go to Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections)
Archive-IT Collection is a collaboation of the South Dakota State Archives and the South Dakota State Library. It is used to preserve the websites of South Dakota State Government departments and agencies, including state-funded academic institutions. These websites host annual reports, rules and regulations, legislative documents, and other born-digital state documents.
Thinking about recording a podcast or an audio file to post on the agency website? The South Dakota State Library has a digital audio recording studio.
We will engineer the recording, and then you will control the editing and the hosting of the file. Recordings are done in WAV format, but easily converted to MP3 format.
Consider recording your newsletters in audio format for the visually impaired (example: Braille and Talking Book Newsletter)
For more information, please contact Josh Easter .
Reference and Research
The Research staff of the South Dakota State Library provides assistance in finding journal articles, books, and more. Our staff can help with your research needs, obtaining articles, books, and other resources that can be emailed to you or shipped via interoffice mail.
- Researching Advice includes articles and books
- Research Request form to submit research requests
- Submit requests via phone (605-773-3131), the research request above, by email , or in person at the MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre.
Submit State Publicatons to the State Library
The SD State Library provides online access to electronic versions of South Dakota state government publications. The South Dakota state statutes addressing the gathering of materials by the SD State Library can be found in Chapter 14-1A.
Trainings are available for State Employees on the services that the State Library provides, including the Electronic Resources, Reference Services, Interlibrary Loan, and also Grant Resources. SDSL staff can come to your monthly workgroup meeting and give a short 20-30 minute presentation highlighting state library resources available to state agency employees. In depth trainings on specific databases are also available. Contact Brenda Hemmelman for more information.
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