April 8-14, 2018 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
In honor of this celebration, we are highlighting each of NDSU Libraries' branches, to give a bit of insight on what each of them has to offer.
The NDSU Main Library serves as a dynamic intellectual intersection of campus where the university community comes together to study, research, explore, share ideas, and create knowledge. You can find it on the south side of campus.
Business Learning Center
The Business Learning Center, located in Richard H. Barry Hall, offers a convenient location for business and agribusiness students, staff, and faculty to get help with research, study, work on group projects, access computers and printers, and checkout books and other materials.
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
Based in the Main Library, the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is a specialized archive that houses one of the most comprehensive collections of German-Russian primary and secondary sources in the world. Its resources, activities, and projects include audio oral history interviews, online resources, photograph and manuscript archives, clothing and textiles, translation and publishing, educational outreach programs, and ancestral heritage tours to Ukraine and Germany.
Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library
The Architectural Studies Library, located in Klai Hall, primarily serves the students and faculty of the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. In addition to traditional library services and collections, this branch library also offers equipment and camera checkout, a building materials collection, and several framed architectural drawings to contemplate with curiosity and interest.
At the West Building you can find the NDSU Archives which supports the historical research needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to historically significant documents pertaining to North Dakota and NDSU.
P.N. Haakenson Health Sciences Library
The P.N. Haakenson Health Sciences Library helps students and faculty in the College of Health Professions find and use the highest quality information to inform their research and patient care. It is temporarily located at the West Building.
Each of our branches plays a vital role in our mission to energize and advance research, teaching, and learning in an evolving information environment. We appreciate all the support from the students, faculty, and community, and we look forward to continued growth and collaboration!
This year is the 60th anniversary of National Library Week. You can learn all about it here.