Welcome to rawlins municipal Library



Rawlins Municipal Library

1000 East Church Street

Pierre, South Dakota

  Phone:  605-773-7421



September-May Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-9:00PM

Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM   

 Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM   

Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM



Rawlins Library is pleased to announce the addition of NewsBank to our list of online Resources!

It includes access to the Pierre Capital Journal, 14 South Dakota news sources and over 2200 news sources from across the United States.


World Book Kids                        World Book Advanced                        World Book Online Reference Center


 Your Rawlins library card can be used to access World Book Online from home or school as well as the databases below that offer this service. 

Your last name is your password.

Please call 605-773-7421 if you have any questions or problems accessing the databases.

Reference Databases

Access My Library - AccessMyLibrary gives you free access to millions of articles from top publications. No limits to access

Agricola - Indexes journals and other publications on all aspects of agriculture, including animal & veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture & fisheries, farming, agricultural economics, extension education, food & human nutrition, and earth & environmental sciences. No limits to access Ancestry Library - U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1930, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more. In Library Use Only
Archive Grid - Provides online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Business Source Premiere - The world's largest full text business database, it covers virtually all subjects related to business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics. In Library Use Only Chilton Library - Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and includes repair, maintenance and specification tables are covered. Available from home or Library.

EBSCOHost - Links to EBSCOHost databases: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Teacher Reference Center and Regional Business News.  Available from home or library.

e.library - The South Dakota e.library collection provides access to South Dakota State Agency publications not found elsewhere online. No limits to access ERIC - Provides indexing and some full-text access to education literature and resources.  No limits to access
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Online reference books in the following subject areas:  health, history, government & law, science, education and business. Available from home or library Heritage Quest - Includes U.S. Federal Census records from1790 thru 1930; 25,000+ family and local history books; the PERiodical Source Index/PERSIT and Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files.  Available from home or library

InfoTrac - Links to six Gale InfoTrac databases for Grades K-12: Discovering Collection (Grades 6-12), InfoTrac Junior Edition (middle school), Junior Reference Collection & Kids InfoBits (Grades K-5), Professional Collection & InfoTrac Student Edition (high schools). Available from home or library

Learning Express Library - Online learning platform of 300+ practice tests covering ACT, SAT, GED and more.  Complete answer explanations and study suggestions.  Available from home or library LexisNexis - is now available only to those using a South Dakota State Library card barcode and password.  Patrons can request a State Library card by visiting their webpage at: http://library.sd.gov and clicking on "How Do I..." on the right side of the page. Mango Languages - Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture. Available from home or library
Medline PLUS - Designed to assist the public in location "appropriate, authoritative health-related information sources." No limits to access netLibrary - Full-text of 10,000+ commercially published books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers & more, plus Cliff's Notes.  Available from home or library ProQuest - (1986+) Full Text from 1,700+ magazines/journals including Consumer Reports and newspapers for K-12, college and general users. Available from home or library

PubMed - (1964+) 11 million abstracts/citations from 4,000+ peer-reviewed medical sciences and other health-related journals published worldwide.  No limits to access  

Sanborn Maps - SD - The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for 82 South Dakota communities from 1867 to 1970.  Available from home or library SIRS Discoverer (Grades K-9) & SIRS Researcher (Grades 6-12)General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.  Available from home or library

South Dakota Grant Directory -

A searchable database of 400+ foundations with a history of South Dakota giving, as well as South Dakota state government grant-making programs. 

No limits to access 

South Dakota Newspaper Association Public & Legal Notices - a free, text-searchable Web site that includes thousands of government public notices from across the state. No limits to access. WorldCat - A worldwide catalog of 56 million items found in 9,000+ libraries, including the State Library and 25+ South Dakota libraries.  Available from home or library