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About Hilton M. Briggs Library

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Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines and holds approximately 680,000 bound volumes, 1 million microforms, and over 600,000 government documents, in addition to 66,700 electronic journals. Reference librarians are available to assist in locating materials and conducting research. The library building offers a variety of collaborative and individual work spaces, including couches, tables, classrooms, study rooms and quiet areas.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections is located on the library’s top floor. It preserves not only the history of SDSU, but also the history and culture of South Dakota, including the transformation of agriculture and rural life, and American Indian life and culture. Archives collections are freely available to the public for viewing within its reading room and Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study.

Briggs Library is also home to these other campus departments and services:


The Hilton M. Briggs Library inspires academic excellence, collaborative endeavor, creative scholarship, student engagement and lifelong curiosity.


The Hilton M. Briggs Library will be a center for research, learning, preservation and discovery. The library’s collections, spaces and services empower and transform the intellectual and creative life of the communities it serves.