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Your Vermillion Public Library card gives you free access to several electronic resources, as well as those provided by the South Dakota State Library.

eBooks & eAudiobooks:

BookFlix (Scholastic)
Available through the South Dakota State Library, BookFlix by Scholastic is a fantastic resource for young readers. This site pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.
No registration required.


Overdrive can only be used on your browser. Click on the Help tab to get started with instructions for downloading to your device. You will need your library card to check out titles through OverDrive.
Click on “Sign in” to access your account. You will be prompted to select your library (Vermillion Public Library), and enter your library card number and last name (in lowercase).
The Libby app is available for Apple, Google, and Microsoft devices. Libby is the app for OverDrive (It can be used in a browser).

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 56,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired.


You will need your library card to check out magazines through OverDrive.
Click on “Sign in” to access your account. You will be prompted to select your library (Vermillion Public Library), and enter your library card number and last name (in lowercase).


Freegal® Music
Freegal is a free music service available to all our library patrons. All you need is your library card number – your PIN will be your last name in lowercase. Freegal offers access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, while allowing 3 downloads per week, plus 5 hours of streaming per day!
Log in with your library card number and your pin (which is your last name in lowercase).

Classes & Courses:

Creativebug offers unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more! Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!
Already have a Vermillion Public Library Creativebug account? Click here to log in using your email address and password.
For first-time users, or to log in using your library card barcode and pin number, log in using this special link: Enter your library card number. Your pin is your last name in lowercase. You will then be prompted to create a free account! Note that to create your free account the first time, you do need to access Creativebug through this link. But after you’ve created your account, you will be able to access your Creativebug account at the usual address by selecting “Log In” and entering your email and password. 

Language Resources – The South Dakota State Library has compiled a list of resources for those wanting to learn a language. Note these are not SDSL database subscriptions.

Learning Express Library
Available through the South Dakota State Library, Learning Express has practice tests and self-paced courses for all learners. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume/cover letter writing courses and more.
No registration required.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Provided by the South Dakota State Library, this interactive learning program is designed for children ages 2-6. It has dozens of short lessons in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.

Universal Class
Universal Class is a comprehensive service offering unlimited access to continuing education courses, covering a broad range of topics. Universal Class offers over 500 courses ranging from accounting and nutrition to reiki and gardening, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Classes are self-paced and instructor-led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.
New users will be prompted to sign in using their library card number. 


Books & Authors
Available through the South Dakota State Library, this resource guides readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests. Book reviews, biographies, awards and bestseller lists, and book series.

Chilton Library
Available through the South Dakota State Library, Chilton Library provides repair, maintenance and service information for thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van, and SUV models from 1940 to the present.
No registration required. 

Available through the South Dakota State Library, Explora is a unique search interface with access tailored to several different demographics.
No registration required. 

  • Explora Educators: Journal articles and other tools for educators. It includes lesson plans, student tools, and curriculum standards.
  • Explora Kids (Grades K-6): An encyclopedia especially for elementary school students. Additional searching available through EBSCO’s advanced search.
  • Explora Libraries: A research database especially for public libraries, with materials from encyclopedias, magazines, books, and more.
  • Explora Teens (Grades 7-12): A research database especially for middle and high school students, with material from encyclopedias, magazines, books, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Available through the South Dakota State Library, Gale provides dozens of reference books for all ages. Includes health, history, government, science, education, business, and more.
No registration required. 

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge.

HeritageQuest by Ancestry
Available through the South Dakota State Library and powered by, this resource allows users to research family and local history; it includes census, military, and gravestone records with over 25,000 family and local history books.
No registration required.

Legal Forms (Gale)
Available through the South Dakota State Library and Gale, South Dakota residents can access thousands of downloadable, customizable, legal documents. Includes real estate, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant and many other categories.

Salem Online
Provides access to content from Salem Press print titles to purchasers of those print titles.  A source which recalls the plots of the world’s great works of literature and provides a concise summary of books worth reading. What began as a one-book publishing philosophy grew to become the foundation for a growing list of reference works commonly know as “Magill Books.” Each Magill Book is designed with a broad range of users in mind: the student approaching a subject for the first time, the reader trying to decide which book to read for pleasure, the teacher needing a quick reminder of a character’s name in a book read many years ago, the graduate student reviewing for orals, the reference desk librarian needing to quickly answer a question for a patron.
No registration required. 

South Dakota State Library Database
With your Vermillion Public Library patron card, you have access to countless, useful databases provided through the South Dakota State Library. Everything from EBSCO Academic research journals, Genealogy databases, and much, much more are right at your fingertips! Click here.
No registration required, though many resources can only be accessed within South Dakota state lines. 

South Dakota State Library Digital Collections
The South Dakota State Library serves as the state’s depository for current and historical state agency publications, some of which go back to territorial days. The Digital Collections reflect the history and culture of South Dakota.  Primarily of interest to librarians, researchers, and genealogists, digital collections include newspaper articles, SD library photographs, state government annual reports and research reports, SD Codified Laws, Session Laws, House and Senate Journals and more.

Vermillion Public Library Digital Archives
Thanks to the generous support of the Vermillion Public Library Foundation, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library has established a searchable digital archive featuring digitized microfilm from local newspapers.
Limited access outside of library.

World Book
World Book is made available through the South Dakota State Library, and includes several databases designed for your specific needs:

  • World Book Advanced (Grades 9-12)
    Full encyclopedia and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more.
  • World Book Discover
    Has reference resources for differentiated instruction, such as ESL, reluctant readers, and adult learners. Also includes an extensive life skills section.
  • World Book Early World of Learning
    For preschoolers and elementary students. Narrated stories, interactive games, original videos, and a visual interactive encyclopedia to help develop and strengthen vocabulary, reading, and other skills.
  • World Book Kids (Grades K-5)
    A general reference elementary students, it offers easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia, images and videos as well as games, science projects, and activities.
  • World Book Student (Grades 5-9)
    Includes the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, videos, student activities, and research tools.

World History Encyclopedia
A non-profit organization publishing the world’s most-read history encyclopedia. They are dedicated to providing high-quality history content to enthusiasts, teachers, and students for free. Students can explore topics using a time line, a geographical search, and natural language searches.