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Magic in the Library

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A few databases to try

State Library

The South Dakota State Library provides access to many online resources to anyone who has a library card issued by the South Dakota State Library or any other SDLN-member library

The following databases are accessible from home or personal PCs using your library card:

The full list from the State Library, arranged by category (some are only available within libraries):

Get a SDL ECard


Do research from the comfort of home by utilizing the SDL Online Resources.


FAQs about the ECard


State Library E Cards

As a citizen of South Dakota, your State Library ECard will allow you direct access to:

  • Full-Text Journal Articles
  • Electronic Books*
  • Encyclopedias
  • Practice Tests
  • Genealogy
  • Local History

 * Electronic books do not include SD Titles to Go. For access to SD Titles to Go, please contact your local library.

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