This guide outlines access for visitors to the NDSU Libraries who are not affiliated with North Dakota State University, but who have need to make use of the Libraries’ collections and services.
The Libraries’ primary function is to support the academic work of NDSU students, faculty, and staff (affiliated users). Visitors should be aware that the Libraries give priority to University-affiliated users in providing access to resources, facilities, and services.
Computer Access for Visitors
NDSU computing resources, including wireless connections, are for the use of faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students, and are not available for use by un-affiliated visitors.
Visiting scholars and researchers, including students and faculty from the Tri-College and NDUS institutions, may be granted access to library resources delivered via computer if their research needs are legitimate and they understand computing resource use is ONLY for database research. Please see: https://library.ndsu.edu/visiting-scholars-and-researchers
Collections and Facilities
Access. Visitors may access the Libraries’ on-site collections for research and study purposes. This includes books, government documents, current periodicals and newspapers, and microform and archival collections at theMain Library, Annex and branch locations.
Borrowing material. Circulating collections are available to loan. A current valid government photo ID is required for registration.
Government Documents. The Libraries hold depository collections of U.S. government publications and North Dakota state documents, and provide public access to these materials. The Government Information Librarian are available to assist in locating and accessing government information. Visitors who require access to government information resources delivered via computer may use the government information kiosk. If visitors require access to government resources not available through the kiosk, they will be issued a guest login.
Restrictions: The following services are not available to non-affiliated library visitors:
- course reserve materials
- interlibrary loan services
- paging of materials from the Annex (except for Government Documents)
- Study room reservations