Library Services & Resources

Library Services & Resources

The E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center provides a variety of research resources for our patrons.

Library Services

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.

Bibliographic Instruction

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 or 605-642-6359

Course Reserves

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.

Group Study Room

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.

Library Media Minor

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 & Archives

The Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies and the Black Hills State University Archives are located in the Jacket Legacy Room on the second floor of the Student Union during the Library Renovation. Materials do not circulate, but scanning of some materials is available. To ensure access to the collections, researchers are strongly urged to contact the librarian before arriving.

For more information, including hours, please see the Archives & Special Collections website or contact Lori Terrill at 605-642-6361.

Math Assistance Center (MAC)

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.

Writing Assistance Center (WAC)

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.

Printing & Copying

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

Microfilm Reader

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.

Information Access & Research Tools

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.

Citation Software

The Library provides EndNote at no cost for our students, faculty, and staff. Please see our EndNote download page for more information.