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Hilton M. Briggs Library

The Hilton M. Briggs Library is a 21st century learning and research center that inspires academic excellence, creative scholarship, student engagement, and lifelong curiosity.


Briggs Library is open to all patrons. Please see the Hours page for current visiting times. Individuals are required to follow the current University and SDBOR face covering protocols.

Electronic resources are accessible off-campus 24/7. When prompted, log-in with a university username and password. Librarians are available for research and reference assistance, as well as to help with log-in problems. Online chat with librarians is open on Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-9 p.m. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is fully operational. Items may be picked up at the Library Services Desk. Call or email if you have questions.

Faculty and students can use the library's Essential Services: Resources for Teaching Online for help with online teaching and learning.

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Doner Auditorium project progresses with SDHC grant

The Doner Auditorium digital preservation project is moving forward, thanks to a South Dakota Humanities Council grant.

SDSU Archives Gathers Stories of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Materials often find their way to the SDSU Archives & Special Collections department years after their creation, when the moment of history that they reflect has long since passed.

Open PRAIRIE surpasses 1 million downloads

South Dakota State University’s Open PRAIRIE surpassed the 1 millionth download Wednesday. More than 500,000 of those have come in the past 12 months.