Stoxen Library

Stoxen Library is the heart of Dickinson State University and provides valuable resources, services, and spaces for all types of research projects. The library is connected to May Hall and provides services to DSU students, faculty, staff, and community members. The hours the library is open varies throughout the year. Library hours are posted at the library entrance and on the library webpage. Extended hours are offered during exam periods.

The library maintains a collection of print and electronic resources. The library offers over 89,000 print resources which includes books, magazines, journals, newspapers, and maps. The collection includes physical copies of DVDs, videocassettes, and CDs. The library website provides access to over 25,000 ebooks as well as online databases with licensed, full-text, electronic content. The library provides access to 34 desktop computers, 10 laptop computers for use in the library, and Wi-Fi connection for personal devices. Printers, a color printer, two scanners, and a copier are also available.

Stoxen Library is a member of ODIN, the Online Dakota Information Network, which is made up of North Dakota libraries, as well as OCLC, the world’s largest network of libraries. Resources that are not available in the Stoxen Library collection can often be obtained through these interlibrary loan networks.

In addition to interlibrary loan services, Stoxen Library staff provides reference services, group and individual research help, and library instruction. Services are available for students on campus and for distance education students.

Stoxen Library accommodates approximately 300 patrons. The library has an instruction classroom, designated group-study areas, a designated quiet area, three viewing rooms, and multipurpose reading and study spaces.

There is no food or drink allowed next to the library computers or the library’s laptops.

Dickinson State University IDs are required to check out materials.

For more information please visit the service desk or our webpage at, call 701-483-2135, or email us at