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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.



Welcome to Briggs Library!

Briggs Library is open to the SDSU community and visitors. Please see the Hours page for daily opening and closing times and librarian availability. 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 can be reached for research and reference assistance during scheduled hours, as well as to help with log-in problems, via online chat, email and phone.

Faculty and students can use the library's Distance, Online and Quarantine Library Services for help with online learning.

Hilton M. Briggs Library News

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Glass plate negatives show early 1900s Brookings life

The existence of the Frank Ross Glass Plate Negatives Collection is a case of right time, right place.

Jackrabbit Gallery: Call for Art

The Hilton M. Briggs Library is celebrating the opening of its Jackrabbit Gallery! It is hosting an inaugural art show in spring 2023 featuring the theme “Rabbit.” SDSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit original artwork related to the theme for display in the show.

Bob Bartling inspires SDSU international students with life lessons and wit

When Briggs Library volunteer Bob Bartling visited a writing class at South Dakota State University recently, students learned that one of the most valuable resources in the library and Brookings is its people.