Book Club to Go
Book Club to Go bags have everything you need to host a discussion. Each bag contains 12 copies of the book, a discussion guide, and a sign-up sheet for the book club coordinator. Email or call 605-367-8140 to reserve a Book Club to Go bag for your next book club. Bags can be sent to any Siouxland Libraries location and check out for eight weeks. They can be reserved up to one year in advance.
Printable Book Club to Go list
The Caille Room collection is a research collection focused primarily on the history, culture, resources, and economic development of the city of Sioux Falls and of Minnehaha County. To a lesser extent, this collection also documents the history of adjacent counties, the state of South Dakota, notable individuals, and the Native Americans indigenous to the area. Items in the Caille Room collection are not available for loan outside of the library.
The genealogy collection is housed at the Downtown library for the purpose of family history research. It is supported in part by resources on loan from the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Items in this collection may be freely used within the Downtown Library but are not available for outside circulation. The genealogy collection is supplemented by electronic databases specific to genealogy searching. These include Ancestry.com, which can be used within any Siouxland Libraries location, along with HeritageQuest and Fold3, which are accessible within the library and from home with a library card. Microfilm of South Dakota census information and local Sioux Falls newspapers is also available for research purposes. Microfilm readers are provided for viewing and printing at the Downtown Library.
Newspapers and Magazines
Read local, national, and international articles with our newspaper and magazine collections. Browse the list, place a hold, or visit a library to find your favorite periodical. If we don’t have a publication in print, we may offer it through Libby or one of our news databases like ProQuest, U.S. Newspapers, or Ebsco Megafile.
The Parenting Collection supports parents and primary caregivers as their child’s first teachers by providing educational information on topics unique to raising children. It covers all stages of child development from birth through the teen years.
Power Check Meters
Measure how much energy your devices use with a Power Check Meter. Place a hold, check it out, take it home, and save some money.
State Park Passes
Explore South Dakota State Parks for free through the Check Out South Dakota State Parks program. Passes check out for up to 3 days and can be used once per month.