Stoxen Library

Stoxen Library is the heart of Dickinson State University and provides valuable resources, services, and spaces for all types of research projects. Services are provided to DSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the larger Dickinson community. 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 physical and electronic resources. The physical collection within the library offers over 89,000 items and includes books, magazines, academic journals, newspapers, maps, DVDs, and more. The electronic collection is accessible via the library website and includes over 25,000 eBooks as well as many online databases with licensed, full-text, electronic content. Resources that are not available in the Stoxen Library collections can often be obtained through interlibrary loan networks.

Stoxen Library staff provides in-person and distance reference services which include chat reference, email, telephone and online meetings. Students can request one-on-one or group learning and research sessions with skilled librarians. Library instruction is incorporated into many in-person and online classes at DSU.

Stoxen Library accommodates approximately 300 patrons and includes an Upper Level, Lower Level, and Books Balcony. The library has an instruction classroom, a designated quiet area, multiple study rooms for individuals and groups, a viewing room and many multipurpose reading and study spaces. The library provides access to 34 desktop computers, 10 student laptops, and Wi-Fi connection for personal devices. The library has printers, a color printer, scanners and a copy machine. There is no food or drink allowed next to the library computers.

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