Library News

Building Our Future

The North Dakota State University Main Library will be receiving some long overdue upgrades and renovations. Our building dates back to 1949 with the most recent addition dating back to 1980. The coming improvements will offer unique opportunities to inspire growth and research at NDSU. We are truly fortunate to have the support of the President, Provost, State Board of Higher Education, and others in building a library space that will inspire our students, expose our services and collections, and create comfortable and functional spaces for staff and patrons alike.

New Furniture Arriving Soon

In January we surveyed our patrons to help us gain a better understanding of the needs of our students in the library. Your voices were heard and new furnishings are on the way.
Thanks to the generous support from the Provost the library received funding to obtain new furniture for all three floors of the library.

Sprucing up the Library

Spring is in the air and the Main Library is doing some sprucing up. The Horticulture and Forestry Club visited the Main Library on Saturday, April 18, to assist in care for our plant beds on the first and second floor. Overgrown vines and shrubs were pruned and maintained to offer better growth for the future of the plants. Fresh dirt and mulch were added to the plant beds to aid in the health of the plants.

Many thanks to Vice President, Andrew Scheldorf and the rest of the club for helping to keep the plants and trees at the Main Library healthy and growing.

NDSU Celebrates 125 Years

Travel through time as we showcase NDSU through a timeline of important dates of NDSU's history as we celebrate NDSU's 125th Anniversary. Explore our history in photos from each decade celebrating the diversity of campus as a student focused, land grant, research university. The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) was established on March 8th, 1890 and enrollment included 29 students. From what it was then to what it is now, North Dakota State University has become a thriving campus community with 14,000 plus students and is growing each year.

VITA Tax Assistance at Main Library

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax preparation assistance and electronic filing to people who make $51,000 or less a year. Volunteers can provide information about special tax credits such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

VITA volunteers will be in basement room 14 (computer cluster) of the Main Library on the following Mondays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm:
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 23
March 30

Workshops at the Library

Come register for a free Endnote account and learn how to use it to manage your citations, create bibliographies, share your research and more.

Feb. 11 (Wed.) 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.
March 11 (Wed.) 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.
April 8 (Wed.) 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.



Hands-on workshops will cover tips and tricks for searching a particular database plus specialized features that make your work easier.