The E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center provides a variety of research resources for our patrons.
Our Library is more than a depository of knowledge; it is a space for learning and growth. Our librarians strive to provide services that support our faculty and students in their research and studies. These services include bibliographic instruction, tours, a group study room, special collections, interlibrary loan, and course reserves.
Our Reference Librarian, Scott Ahola, offers a brief lecture on our services and their use, such as how to access a database from the Library's website. We also provide educational tours of the Library.
If you would like to schedule a class tour or have a librarian to speak to your class, please contact Scott Ahola at Scott.Ahola@bhsu.edu or 605-642-6359
Instructors can put their course material on reserve for the students at the library circulation desk. In order to place your course material on reserve, please download the online course reserve form. Please fill out the downloaded form and bring it to the library circulation desk with the course material. The instructors can choose any of the following reserve categories for their course reserves:
Please contact the Circulation Librarian at 605-642-6834 if you have any questions.
The Library has a group study room available for reservation. The room includes a small conference table and a whiteboard. If you would like to reserve the room, please read and complete the reservation agreement.
Black Hills State University offers a minor in Library Media, as well as an endorsement for K-12. See the Library Media Minor page for more information.
Special Collections of E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center include the Black Hills State University Archives, the E.Y. Berry Collection and the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies. Located on the upper floor of the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center on Black Hills State University's campus, the Special Collections department is normally open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. However, to ensure access to the collections researchers are strongly urged to contact the librarian before arriving. No materials circulate, but scanning of some materials is available.
The BHSU Math Assistance Center is on the first floor of the Library. The MAC provides BHSU students with the support they need in order to succeed in math.
The Writing Assistance Center is also on the first floor of the Library. The WAC provides BHSU students the following services:
In addition to our information services, the Library also provides technology for patron use. We have desktop and laptop computers, a scanner, a black-and-white copier, wireless internet, and printers. We also have a number of specialized technologies in our Innovation Lab.
Every computer in the Library is preconfigured with access to the monochrome and color printers. You can also install the printers to your personal computer using the installers found at http://print.bhsu.edu/uniprint/Packages.asp?AllPackages.
The Innovation Lab is a space for exploring new technologies and fostering innovation. It contains 3D printing, 3D scanning, a HP Sprout, a HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) system, 360-degree camera rigs, and mobile VR headsets.
If you have any questions, would like to schedule a tour or demonstration, or would like to reserve time in the lab, please contact Aaron Bauerly at Aaron.Bauerly@bhsu.edu or 605-642-6956.
The Library has a desktop computer station dedicated to microfilm use. Using the microfilm reader, patrons can browse, save digital copies, and print copies from our microfilm collection.
Patrons can search for digital and physical items online using our library catalog. Patrons can also use our online catalog to search print and electronic journals. To access and search specific databases, see our list of databases.
Your University email address and password are used to sign-in to your Library account and access online databases. If you need assistance with your University email account, see the IITS Accounts help page. If you encounter any issues accessing Library services, do not hesitate to contact us.
The Library provides EndNote at no cost for our students, faculty, and staff. Please see our EndNote download page for more information.