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Library Resources for Avera: Library Services

A guide to resources for Avera Health Nursing Staff

Request at Remote Access Login (Username & Password)

Request a Literature Search

Request Instruction

Email to request individual or group instruction. Professional librarians can provide guidance and instruction at the library, or onsite at any of the included Avera locations for: 

  • finding literature using the library databases 
  • evaluating resources and studies 
  • designing a searchable PICO(TT) question 
  • answering clinical questions 
  • much more! 

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

What is Interlibrary Loan? 

Interlibrary Loan or ILL for short, is a system most libraries use to obtain material (books, electronic articles) from another library on behalf of a library user because their "home" library does not own the book, or subscribe to the particular journal. This is a free service for our partner groups. Requested articles are delivered via email (pdf format). 

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the name of our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system. Library users need an ILLiad account in order to request items from interlibrary loan.

*Using ILL is a normal part of the research process. No one library can own everything ever printed, right?  Do not be afraid to use it! 

How do I Log in to ILLiad?

For Avera users, your ILLiad log in will be your firstname.lastname. Your password is the same as your remote access password. Need help? Email us

Check out a Book

Partners may come to the Wegner Library to browse our collection and check out a book.  Our physical collections include: 

  • Nursing Reference
  • Medical Reference 
  • Ethics & Leadership 
  • Children's Collection 

Check out our March featured display celebrating National Nutrition Month. We have many books (both print and electronic) that focus on special diets, food allergies, food as medicine, sports nutrition and more!



We would LOVE it if you checked out our February featured display! Not only do we celebrate Valentine's Day in February, we celebrate American Heart Health Month all month long! 


Our January 2020 Feature Table celebrates the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.  We have many more books and ebooks available!



Our Feature Table for December includes titles about depression, trauma, seasonal affective disorder, suicide, and grief & loss from both a clinical and consumer health perspective.      



Follow Us @ WegnerLibrary

Stay current with library hours, resource outages or service interruptions as well as:

  • New Guidelines 
  • New Resources Available
  • Clinical Pearls 
  • Practice Updates 


Reserve a Meeting Room or the Computer Classroom

The Wegner Library has meeting/study rooms that can be reserved by partner groups up to one week in advance. Each room contains a computer with a large computer screen. 

  • Our conference room seats 10 around the table. A conference phone is available. 
  • Our smaller meeting/conference rooms seat 4 around the table. 
  • Our classroom has 24 computer workstations with an instructor station with projection to a smart board/screen. (Classroom may be reserved up to 3 months in advance.) 

Please call 605-357-1400 or stop by the main desk at the library to reserve a room. Food and drink is permitted throughout the library and in the conference an classrooms. 

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