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-6:00PM   

 Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM   

Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM


Local, State & Federal Resources

Local Government Resources    

City of Pierre

City of Fort Pierre

Hughes County

Stanley County

South Dakota Government Resources       

State of South Dakota
South Dakota's homepage.  You can find everything from road conditions to the codified laws from here.

Driver's License Manuals & Testing Information

Driver's License Manuals for Auto, Motorcycle, Commercial & Hazardous Materials plus Exam FAQs

Codified Laws
South Dakota Codified Laws--searchable by statute or chapter, title list or keyword.

Session Laws
Current session laws, plus past session laws.

Federal Resources                                     

Federal resources are arranged alphabetically below, if you prefer to search on your own, FIRSTGOV is a searchable database of government web sites gathered by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval.


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Economic indicators such as unemployment rates, average hourly earnings, monthly labor review, the Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index, plus regional information.

Centers for Disease Control
Health information arranged by category, plus a graphical travel map with regional health information.

Central Intelligence Agency

Code of Federal Regulations
RCPL has the CFR in Government documents at AE 2.106/3: or you can search the online version here.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
An independent regulatory agency, this site provides information on recalled products (including infant/child products) and a site for kids to promote safety.

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Patent & Trademark Office

Department of Education  Fill out a Federal Student Aid form online or download it to print out.  This site also provides FREE--Federal Resources for Educational Excellence--which are Internet based education resources.

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development  This site includes listings of HUD homes, plus information on purchasing a home.

Department of the Interior   Links to and information about the individual bureaus, including:  US Fish and Wildlife, US Geological Survey, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics
America's Job Bank

Department of State

Department of Transportation

Department of Veterans Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental information for everyone from students to researchers and scientists.   State, local and tribal information also.

EROS Data Center

Federal Register
Federal Register in government documents AE 2.106 or use the online searchable version.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Food and Drug Administration
Find information on everything from preparing food safely to cosmetics, plus the Consumer Drug Information site.

Geological Survey

GPO Access
This site provides free electronic access to official, published versions of information produced by the Federal Government.

INS--Immigration and Naturalization Service
This site includes downloadable forms, and immigration statistics along with laws and regulations.

Justice Information Center
Part of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, this site serves as a clearinghouse for information from all justice bureaus.

Library of Congress
Search the Library of Congress card catalog, or view one of the online exhibits in the gallery.

National Archives and Records Administration
Access to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Privacy Act Issuances, Public Laws, US Government Manual, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, US Congress Information and GPO Access search page.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
The OSHA site provides information regarding compliance issues, plus regulations and contact information.

Secretary of Defense

Selective Service System

Small Business Administration
Get help starting, financing or expanding your business from the SBA. 

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Administration
News and information about the SSA, plus you can request a Social Security Statement in addition to other information.

Treasury Department

U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau site allows you to locate population information, maps and more.

U.S. Code
Search the U.S. Code by section or keyword.

U. S. House of Representatives
Look up voting records, current schedules, house organization, member offices and more.

U. S. Senate
Information about the Senate from senators and committees to schedules and Senate art.

U. S. Statutes (Thomas)
Search legislation, the Congressional Record, committee information and more.

The White House
Information about the White House, the President and Vice-President plus links to current information.

Visit Your Congressional Representatives            

Sen. Tim Johnson

Sen. John Thune

Rep. Kristi Noem

International Resources

The United Nations

NATO--North Atlantic Treaty Organization

LC Country Studies

U.S. Information Agency/International page

Legal Resources

This site includes links to federal laws, rules, and regulations, federal judicial decisions, and general research and reference sources.  It is an good starting point for general legal research.

Federal Court Locator
This site provides links to all Federal Courts of Appeals (the eleven circuits plus the D.C. Circuit and the Federal Circuit). Dates of coverage vary with most decision dating from 1995 forward.

Supreme Court Decisions
This site provides an index to Supreme Court decisions, along with links to recent U.S. Court of Appeals decisions.

Justice Information Center
This site provides information on corrections, courts, crime prevention and statistics plus more.

Copyright, Patents & Trademarks

U. S. Copyright Office

U. S. Patent Office

Tax Information

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS homepage--contains links to tax information for businesses and personal, plus taxpayer help and education.

South Dakota Department of Revenue
Online forms for business, property and special taxes. 

Chamber of Commerce Information

Pierre Chamber of Commerce

United States Chamber of Commerce