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For the latest verified and comparative data on public libraries and the state library agency, please consult the Institute for Museum and Library Services website for data products and publications at:


Name: Daria
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of South Dakota
Address: 800 Governors Drive
McKay Building
City: Pierre
State: SD
Zip Code: 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3131
Appointment Date: 3/6/2013
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: M. Dennis Daugaard
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: N/A
Trustee Association: NA
Other State Library Links:
      South Dakota Library Network


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 824,082
Number of Public Libraries: 112
Total Circulation: 6,259,352
Circulation Per Capita: 7.6
Total Library Operating Income: $23,112,481
Total Expenditures: $22,134,149
Expenditures per capita:$26.86
State Support:0
Total Construction Funding:0
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 26,364


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2011
Governance Structure: Executive Branch, Department of Education
Library Legislation: SDCL 1-25-1, 1-25-2; SDCL Title 14
Library Standards:
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Braille and Talking Book Program Minitex Tri-state Consortium South Dakota Library Network
Number of Service Outlets: 1
Collections: Statewide: Book/serial volumes, 3,031,492 Serial subscriptions, 5088
Staff: 28.5 staff
Income: NA
Expenditures: NA
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

Braillist Newsletter:
Prairie Trails Memorandum, BTB Adult Newsletter,
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