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Community Users

How can I get a library card if I am not associated with BHSU?

You can get a library card meant for community users (or local patrons). This card is issued to anyone who is not associated with Black Hills State University and resides in Spearfish or nearby areas. Please download and fill out the Community User Form and bring it back to the circulation desk with a photo ID (such as driver's license). There is NO charge for issuing a library card to community users. You must be at least 14 years of age to get a community user card. Patrons between 14 and 18 years of age must have a parental signature on the Community User Form. A valid email address is required.

How many items can I check out?

You can check out a total of four items at one time.

Can I renew an item?

Community (non-BHSU) users are not allowed to renew an item.

Can I request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) as a community user?

Yes. Community (non-BHSU) users are allowed to request an Interlibrary Loan.

Can I check out a laptop or other equipment?

No. The equipment is not issued to community users.

Can I use library databases as a community user?

No. Research databases are not available to community users.

What are your borrowing and fine policies?

Please click here to read our circulation policy.

Community User Form

For additional assistance, please visit the library or call the Circulation Librarian at 605-642-6834.