Services

Reference
The Library staff is happy to help with your reference questions. Call 677-7060 during library hours, or e-mail vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org. You can also visit our Resources Page and submit a question there.

Interlibrary Loan

Library materials not owned by the Vermillion Public Library can be borrowed for our patrons through Interlibrary Loan.  You may access South Dakota Share-It here.
Sd Share it

Tech Center
Currently, there are fourteen computers available for public use during open library hours.  All public access computers are connected to a central printer which can print in black & white or color. Black & white prints are .10 each, or .15 each for double-sided.  Color prints are .25 cents each, or .35 each for double-sided.  Prints are released by staff at the Circulation Desk, where they can also be paid for.

Community Outreach

Let our Outreach Provider bring the library to you! The Outreach Book Route provides both educational and recreational reading materials for members of the community who are unable to come to the library. Often, emphasis is placed on the homebound and the hospitalized elderly, but services are not limited to this population.Those who need services will have reading materials delivered twice monthly. In order to give quality service to each person in need of delivery, the number of patrons served by this program may be limited to 25; talk to us about availability, as it may fluctuate.

Interested? Please call the Library and speak with Linda Calleja!

Meeting Rooms
The Small Conference Room can be reserved for group meetings of approximately 14 people. For larger groups, the Kozak Community Room is available. Give us a call to book either room in advance.

Microfilm Collection
The Library maintains a collection of microfilm of Clay County newspapers and census records. For more information, give us a call.

South Dakota Room
The South Dakota Room is a rich resource information by and about South Dakota, including state and local information. Here you will find books, periodicals, microfilm and local cemetery records that will assist you in your history and genealogy research.

Summer Reading Program
The Vermillion Public Library has a very active, lively Summer Reading Program that is sure to engage people of all ages. Information can be found on our website. Contact Beth Knedler at the Library for more information.

Programs for Adults, Kids and Teens
See our Programming page to keep up with Library events through our newsletter and calendar!

Digital Talking Books

The South Dakota State Library offers a free audio book service called “Talking Books for South Dakota” for residents who are unable to read or use standard print materials due to temporary/permanent visual impairment or physical limitation. The digital players are lightweight and easy to use. If you or someone you know is interested in this program, contact Linda Calleja to verify eligibility qualifications and undergo application procedures.

Large Print Titles
While it’s true that the graying population leads the way with Large Print, the service is an option for everyone regardless of age. Large Print isn’t only for visually impaired individuals, as readers of all ages are discovering how much easier reading can be with large print books. Large Print selections are great for:

  • Cooks who enjoy an easier hands-free approach with cookbooks
  • Exercisers to help balance the pace between their steps and the words in front of them
  • Encouraging reluctant readers as they turn the pages more quickly with increased comprehension
  • Anyone with tired eyes after a long day at the office

Large Print is a great way to read everything from the newest releases old favorites. Check out our Large Print section today!

 

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