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Connecting South Dakota's libraries

SDLN is the framework through which member libraries connect with each other to optimize shared resources and services for their communities.

SDLN Today:
SDLN offers its member libraries automated systems enabling them to deliver creative library services in a cost effective manner. Currently SDLN:

  • Offers members a common computer system (ILS)
  • Facilitates resource sharing (ILL) among libraries
  • Provides database access and support
  • Provides a "Kids Catalog", designed for young children, that provides easy access to the catalog using simple menus and pictures
  • Coordinates a single point of technical support
  • Features friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff
  • Develops training opportunities (From SDLN & other members)
  • Allows economy of scale/low cost group purchasing
  • Promotes member-driven governance
  • Fosters multi-type cooperation including uniform services statewide encouraging lifelong literacy
  • Provides special services email, web hosting, authentication, patron loads,
  • Enables local customization, policies, control, websites
  • Communicates directly with member libraries


Information for Library Staff

Support Site --> input help request

Software downloads:
Packaged ALEPH Client Version 20.01(for individual libraries)
Installation Instructions
ALEPH version information

SDLN Webmail

Training calendar
Training documentation
ExLibris Customer Support
Member libraries
Library hours
SDLN List Servers
ILL information
Search catalog
Search databases
Advanced Reporting


Administrative Documents

Annual Reports
RFP Documents and links
Executive Committee Meeting Information
Advisory Council Meeting Information
Policy Statements
Memorandum of Understanding
Informational Call June 18th 2014
Strategic Plan
Emergency Communication Plan

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