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, South Dakota Mines, 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, https://sdsmt.primo.exlibrisgroup.com. 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, library@sdsmt.edu for assistance.  

Database Access Points

DATABASE ACCESS POINTS IF YOU ARE OFF CAMPUS 

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. 

ALTERNATE ACCESS: 

AVAILABLE AT THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LIBRARY: 

https://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/complete.aspx (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 • Consumer Health complete (Journal Search) • 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 • 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 • SIRS Discoverer (grades K-9) • SIRS Issues Researcher • South Dakota Digital Archives • South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections • South Dakota State Newspapers • State Agency Databases • U.S. Newsstream • WorldCat Discovery 

WEBSITE THAT CAN BE ACCESSED DIRECTLY: 

AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS OR VPN ONLY: 

Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection • Biological Science Collection • British Periodicals • Computer Science Database • Dissertations & Thesis @ South Dakota Mines • Earth, Science & Aquatic Science Database • Ebook Central  Engineering Collection • Environmental Science Collection • • Geo Science World • Materials Science Collection • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts • Minneapolis Star-Tribune • MLA International Bibliography • Natural Science Collection • New York Times • Performing Arts Periodicals Database • PRIMO, the Library Catalog • Research Library • Science Database • ScienceDirect • SciFinder database • SciTech Collection • Sioux Falls Argus Leader • Technology Collection • USA Today • Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition) • Washington Post (online) • Ancestry Library is in the Library or VPN only no other access available. 

eBook central

eBooks galore!


Ebook Central™

“More than 1.8 million e-books 
covering all academic disciplines.
Read online or download full text 
books to your device.”

You can browse subjects of interest. 
As with any other database you can
Add parameters before searching, to 
enable you to narrow your search topic.
You can save your searches, but you
will need to sign-in to do so.

Signing up is easy if you haven’t already.
Click on the sign in button
in the upper right-hand corner. 
Then click on Create and account 
just follow the directions. 

Some topics covered:
Health, Medicine, Nursing
Computer Science/IT
Engineering, 
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, 
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering, 
Mechanical Engineering
Mining, Environmental Studies
Mathematics, Astronomy
Chemistry, Geology.




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