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March 2022 Devereaux Online

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Library Building Renovation 2021 -- and so it began…

  Library Building Renovation 2021 -- and so it began…   Planning for a renovation is never easy, especially for a library that has been in operation for over 100 years. A major part of the planning process was to determine which furnishings and materials to keep. We were grateful to have faculty members that took the time to review materials in their field and gave us some recommendations.    Over several months, library staff, student workers, and facility workers put in a massive effort to pack up library assets. Thousands of books and other materials were packed and placed in storage. Hundreds of shelves had to be cleared and dismantled. Some were stored and will be reassembled after the renovation is complete. Others were sent to non-profit organizations or discarded.     In May, library staff moved to our temporary location in the Dakota Building at 306 E St. Joe.  There is not have enough space for our remaining print materials, so the vast majority was boxed up and placed i

Welcome back!

 We’re so happy to see you – even though you may not see us. As you know, the Devereaux building is being renovated and the library is – well, just not there anymore. We are here, though, enjoying new views from the Dakota Building, 306 East Saint Joseph (just across the street from Rocker Square II). Most of the library’s physical materials are in storage for the time being. Library services and resources are still available. There are hundreds of thousands of electronic resources available via the library. E-books and journals can be found at      Interlibrary loan is also available to help you get the material you need. If you need assistance, contact us, we’re here to help. Give us a call, 605-394-2418 or email  

The library building is being renovated!

  The Devereaux Library’s emphasis will focus more on its digital resources as it is being reduced in space and physical holdings to allow for two more floors of the building to be repurposed for use by non-library affiliated departments and services.   During this process, the library staff will be working from a temporary location at 306 E. Saint Joseph St. and most of our print materials will be placed in storage.   The library’s study areas and ready access to print materials will be unavailable for the duration of the renovation, however, our interlibrary loan program, digital resources, and library instruction services are still operational and library staff can help patrons utilize these services.   Most research materials from archives and special collections are available for use during this time but an appointment is required to view these items.   The library also continues to offer our popular movies. What the renovation plans encompass: Exterior changes:   The ex

Library staff and services at new location

The School of Mines library staff is now located at 306 East Saint Joseph Street (605) 394-2418