What We’re About


Welcome to the website for the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, located in Vermillion, South Dakota. We have information here of general interest, as well as pages geared specifically to Adults, Teens and Kids. Please feel free to contact us with questions at vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org or by calling 605-677-7060.

Our Mission

To provide library services to all people in the Vermillion area: individuals and groups of every age, economic level, occupation, ethnic origin, philosophy, and human condition.

The purpose of the library is to maintain a current collection of print and non-print materials in all areas: educational, social, political, occupational, creative, and spiritual.

2018 Annual Report Statistics

About Us

The Vermillion Public Library started on January 13, 1902, when about 100 people met at the Masonic Hall in Vermillion, South Dakota to establish a public library. In 1903, funds in the sum of $10,000 were appropriated from Andrew Carnegie, and the building began to materialize. The Library has since been supported by the City of Vermillion, with contributions from Clay County. In 1978 a new library building was built adjacent to the original. We are currently in the process of a major expansion with completion set for the spring of 2013.

New Floor Plan

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