Come Inside the Devereaux Library!

You will find four floors filled with library resources, copy machines, microform readers, and computer terminals for research.  Each of the floors is furnished with study tables, both large and small, for individual or group study. For those wanting more privacy, individual and group study rooms are available. Group study rooms are all equipped with chalkboards or whiteboards.  Locate the library on the SD Mines campus.

Library Lounges

Located on the main floor of the library is Downtime, a special area furnished with comfortable seating and browsing displays of newspapers, current magazines and recent best selling books. This area has been provided by The Friends of the Devereaux Library.  A small lounge area is also available on the second  floor of the building. The campus’ Peer Advising lounge is located in the lower level of the library.


 Also located on the main floor of the library, is i-hub. Often the center of activity in the library, i-hub boasts a large-screen LCD smart-tv. The television is connected to a computer and is used for classroom instruction and other presentations. When not in use for classes, the television broadcasts noteworthy news and sporting events. The area and its equipment are available for group presentations and study.  I-hub equipment was provided by The Friends of the Devereaux Library.

The SmartBoard

Also available for use is a 54”x40” SmartBoard that can be connected to PC or laptop for use within the library. This equipment was provided by The Friends of the Devereaux Library.

Mining and Railroad Maps

One item of interest on the main floor of the library is the "Mining Regions of the Black Hills" map.  This 140" by 66" glass-covered topographical map was constructed by School of Mines personnel for the 1904 Fair in St. Louis.  Also displayed on the Main Floor is the 23-foot wide Crouch Railroad engineering drawing.  This drawing was completed by School of Mines professor Fred Boughton.  The railroad was an important part of Rapid City history.

South Dakota Reading Room

The South Dakota Reading Room houses print resources relating to the history of the Black Hills region. The room is also available for small group meetings.

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For those wishing a bit of refreshment, the library’s lollipop displays provide a sweet treat. A soft drink vending machine is available on the main floor of the library; refrigerated water fountains are available throughout the building.

Restrooms are located on all four floors; handicapped accessible restrooms are available on the lower level, the main floor, and the top floor. The building is equipped with an elevator.

Other SD Mines Facilities

Also housed within in the Devereaux Library are:

Tablet Central

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Black Hills Region Mining Map

Don't miss our historic topographical map of the Mining Regions of the Black Hills, originally created for the 1904 Worlds Fair.

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The Friends of the Devereaux Library is an organization devoted to encouraging knowledge and appreciation of the Devereaux Library and its resources, to attracting gifts of materials and money to support the Library's growth and development, and to providing opportunities for its members to participate in cultural and educational programs sponsored by the Library.

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