Remote Access

What if I can’t get to the library? 

Please e-mail the library. Library staff monitors e-mail 7 days a week – even when the library is closed. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

Looking for information?  The library has thousands of electronic resources. You will need to use VPN to access most of them. Need help? E-mail us

Order material delivered to your inbox. Tipasa is available anytime, anywhere. VPN is not needed for this service. 

Need something in the library? E-mail us, we will work with you to get it in your hands. 

Need delivery? Devereaux Delivers to campus offices during hours of operation.  Let us know what you need, we’ll bring it to you! 

Library Material FAQ Sheet

How do I return library materials? 

a) Drop the items in the Book Return located near the main entrance, OR 
b) Mail the items to: Devereaux Library, SDSM&T, 501 East Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701 
Note: Do NOT drop tablet computers in the library book return! Contact ITS for assistance. 

How do I renew materials? 

Sign into Primo, Sign in using your campus email and password. After signing in, click your name and then select “My Loans”. You may choose “renew all” or select a specific item. Some items may be noted as “not renewable” if they have been requested by someone else, are overdue, or have reached maximum renewal. Students must be pre-registered for Summer or Fall 2020 to renew beyond the end the current semester. Email us, for assistance.  

Database Access Points


On Campus and VPN are still available and are the most seamless ways of connecting to library resources. One tip will make VPN work a little more smoothly. Connect to VPN before going to the library page. That gets your device an on campus IP address. Some of access methods will require you to connect on campus or via VPN initially, and many require your browser to accept cookies. We’ve tested them with Firefox and Chrome and we hope they’ll be useful to you. 


AVAILABLE AT THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LIBRARY: (You must be in South Dakota or using a South Dakota IP address) 

Academic Search Premier • Alt HealthWatch • Archives Unbound: Overland Journeys, Travels in the West 1800-1880 • Black Hills Knowledge Network • Books and Authors • Business Source Premier Chilton Library • Consumer Health complete (Journal Search) • Consumer Reports • CultureGram • Digital Libraries of South Dakota • eBook Collection • EBSCO MegaFILE • EBSCOhost • Fold3 • Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia • Gale Virtual Reference Library • GreenFILE • Health Source – Consumer edition • Health Source - Nursing and Academic • HeritageQuest • Indigenous Peoples • IOPscience • Learning Express Library • Legal Forms • Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts MAS Ultra-School Edition • MasterFILE Premier • Middle Search Plus • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers • OCLCFirstSearch • Points of View Reference Center • Primary Search • Professional Development Collection • ProQuest • ProQuest Dissertation & Theses • Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 • Regional Business News • Sanborn Maps • Science Reference Center • SDNA Public & Legal Notices • SIRS Discoverer (grades K-9) • SIRS Issues Researcher • Sources in U.S. History:Civil War • Sources in U.S. History:American Revolution • Sources in U.S. History: Slavery • South Dakota Digital Archives • South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections • South Dakota State Newspapers • State Agency Databases • Teacher Reference Center • U.S. Newsstream • World Book Online • WorldCat Discovery 


  • *SciFinder – Access through sign in only. Go to “Create SciFinder Account” on the library electronic Resources page. Must be on campus or use VPN to create an account 


We are working on alternative methods of access for 
• Create SciFinder Account • Ebook Central • GeoScienceWorld • MLA • ProQuest Earth Science Collection • ProQuest Literature and Language • ProQuest Research Library • ProQuest SciTech Collection • ScienceDirect * 
Ancestry Library is in the Library or VPN only  

IHFS ebsco

Another great Database



AHFS Consumer Medication Information


Some Key Features:


Drug information monographs written

in lay language for consumers.


Updated monthly


Conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and

 Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision

 of “useful” prescription medicine information to 

 consumers and the FDA's Guidance for Useful

 Written Consumer Medication Information.


Videos on your topic are often available.


Includes “How To” monographs for administering

different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers

Identifies medications that have the potential for

adverse events when used by elderly patients as

 recommended by a panel of nationally

 recognized experts (Beers Criteria).

 These criteria identify medications that should

 generally be avoided or that should be used

 with caution in older adults (65 years of age or older).


 AHFS is an EbscoHost product. One of the nice things about

 EbscoHost is that you can search all of their databases we

 Subscribe to at one time, if you want to. Just click on CHOOSE DATASES

 and then choose select/deselect all. This works like a rocker

 switch to either search all the databases or only the one(s) you want.




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