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Visit SDSU Archives


University Archives is located in Room 241 in the Hilton M. Briggs Library on the South Dakota State University campus.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections
Hilton M. Briggs Library 241
1300 North Campus Drive, Box 2115
Brookings, SD  57007


The University Archives is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with the exception of state holidays. University Archives staff are not available during evening or weekend hours; please contact us to make an appointment if you wish to use our collections during those times.

Researchers are encouraged to call ahead to confirm the schedule or make an advance appointment to access archival material. Due to the size of some collections or because some collections are housed at off-site locations, we may not be able to identify, locate, and retrieve requested materials on a walk-in basis. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.


When visiting campus, please contact us regarding parking. We will help you.


All reading room researchers must register once every year to gain access to any collection. To register: 

  • Complete the Researcher Registration Form. You also have the option to fill out a paper form when you visit instead of the online form.
  • Upon your arrival, provide a driver's license or other valid form of photo identification.

Disability Access & Services

The main entrance to the library is accessible by wheelchair. An elevator in the lobby provides access to the Upper Level, where the University Archives & Hilton M. Briggs Library Special Collections is located. If physical difficulty in accessing or using materials is encountered, staff will provide assistance as needed.

Other questions about SDSU Archives and Special Collections?

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phone: 605-688-5094