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“Click and go” access to high-quality e-resources now available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

CONTACT: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us or

Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.us


“Click and go” access to high-quality e-resources now available


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota students, educators, researchers and others now have easy “click and go” access anywhere within state boundaries to high-quality electronic resources provided by the State Library to school and public libraries and all citizens statewide.


“Thanks to a service called GeoIP authentication, residents can access these electronic resources for homework help, college and career test prep services, genealogy resources, popular magazines, audio e-books for early learners and more without physically entering a library,” said State Librarian Daria Bossman.


Previously, when outside of a library, users needed a State Library e-card number and password to access these resources. The electronic resources can be found at https://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/access/complete.aspx.


School, academic and public libraries remain ‘hard-wired’ for reliable access, and State Library e-cards remain available. For more information, contact your local librarian or the State Library at 1-800-423-6665.


The State Library’s electronic resources are provided for free to all South Dakota residents through a combination of funding from the South Dakota State Library/Department of Education and federal funding through the Library Services and Technology Act and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.