Brookings Library Mobile App

Your Brookings Public Library at your fingertips wherever you go!

Stay connected to the Library through our mobile app. Find us at the Apple Store or Google Play for Android.

With our app, you can –

  • Catalog Search – Find out if the Library owns a particular title or works by a certain author. Place a hold on items that are currently checked out.
  • My Account – Check what you have out currently, renew any that are coming due, see where you are in a hold queue, or find out if there are any fines accumulating.
  • Digital Books – Connect to Overdrive and Axis 360 for e-books and e-audio.
  • Calendar – See what’s happening at the Library this month.
  • Location and Hours – You can always find us.
  • BookLook – Scan or type in the ISBN of an item and see if the Library owns it.
  • Social Media – Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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Library Director Wins Award

Library Director Elvita Landau was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Mountain Plains Library Association at its recent conference in Sioux Falls.  She was cited for  keeping pace with the community’s needs and desires, expanding and up-to-dating the physical Library, encouraging staff to be creative with programming, and keeping Library technology on the cutting edge.

With Elvita’s leadership, the Library received the accreditation of Exemplary Library by the South Dakota State Library in 2012. This is the highest accreditation the State Library designates.

 She served as president of South Dakota Library Association in 1995 and Mountain Plains Library Association in 2010-2011. She remains active in both serving on committees and attending conferences.

Congratulations, Elvita!



The Brookings Public Library is Exemplary!

The Brookings Public Library was accredited by the South Dakota State Library in 2012 as an Exemplary Library, under a new system of tiered accreditation.   Libraries applying for the accreditation are evaluated on governance, administration, access, collections and resources, funding, staffing, technology, and public relations.
Those criteria sound like quite a check list, and they are.  What isn’t always measured in these types of list are the “rest of the story”.  The human touch that comes from exemplary customer service, from spending a little longer in making sure the child or the adult has the book or the information they want, in planning programs to interest, excite, and challenge.  It’s trying very hard to keep up with what’s happening in technology and its various devices and apps so we can assist those who might struggle a bit.  It’s being told by parents how much their children enjoy coming to the puppet shows, participating in the summer reading program, and experimenting with science at our family science nights.  It’s making a difference in people’s lives.  Those things just don’t show up on a checklist.
Just as one good player doesn’t make a winning team or one good book make a library, I’ve had the best Library Board and staff a director could want.  I have the support of my city manager, and also the support of the community and of our funding bodies, particularly the City of Brookings, and also Brookings County and the Friends of the Library.  Everyone plays a role and we and you all benefit in this success.  So thank you all for helping us be designated as an exemplary library.  We’ll try very hard to continue to earn that praise.



New Books Added in October

Time Travel: A History
Do You Want to Start a Scandal
Highland Chieftain
Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us
A Change of Heart
Deadly Fate
Friday on My Mind: A Frieda Klein Mystery
News of the World
Broken Trust
Christmas Caramel Murder
Only Daughter
Merry Cowboy Christmas
The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy
This Violent Land
Two by Two
Eight Hours to Die
The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act
The Last Wolf & Herman


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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
1 PM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays in August


Brookings Public Library
515 3rd Street
Brookings SD 57006

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