High School Library

Last Updated: 9/1/2020 6:45 PM



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Card Catalog

Dakota Valley High School Destiny Quest Card Catalog

Search for available titles in the library, renew titles, place titles on hold and recommend books to friends. App available

Click here for Card Catalog tutorial.



Borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your device using the Sora app or web browser. App available.

Click here for Sora tutorial



Information about states and countries

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Access to many state databases. You may need the school's barcode and password to access. Email library staff for information.


World Book Advanced 

Full encyclopedia supplemented with online books, website links, citation builder, primary sources and more.

Click here for World Book Advanced Tutorial




SIRS Issues Researcher

Gives background and current analysis needed for research and understanding of 300+ current and leading issues.

Click here for SIRS Researcher Tutorial


Multidisciplinary resource features mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

Click here for ProQuest Tutorial 



Destiny Discover

Easier way to search card catalog

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Learning Express Library

Information for college and career planning. Prep for ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, ACT, resume writing  and more.

Click here for Learning Express tutorial


Project Gutenberg

Free ebooks

Click here for Project Gutenberg tutorial


Collection of stories and poems in audiobook format with the text available.

Click here for Lit2Go tutorial



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Read audiobooks of classic and current books. Audio available in 2 speeds. Designed for ESL students.

Click here for Esl-bits tutorial


Database with material from Encyclopedias, books, magazines and more.

Click here for Explora tutorial



Mass Ultra School Edition

Full-text articles of popular high school magazines covering a range of subject areas (ie. history, science, careers).

Click here for MAS Ultra tutorial





Additional Info

Helpful Links
Contact Information
Library Director - Erin Nilges - Erin.Nilges@k12.sd.us
Library Assistants -
Gail Konopasek -  Gail.Konopasek@k12.sd.us
Deb Matthys -  Deb.Matthys@k12.sd.us     
HS Library Instagram - dv_hslibrary

Mission Statement


The mission of the school library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  The library staff empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information by creating meaningful learning experiences that enhance classroom learning, provide current and relevant materials of various formats, and promote responsible use of information


Library Hours
Monday: 8-3:20
Tu, Wed, Th : 8-4
Friday: 8:00-3:45
Students may come to the library before and after school with no passes. From 8:25 to 3:15 passes from teachers are required unless accompanied by a teacher.
Library Policies
Check Out Period for Titles
Students: 2 weeks          Staff: 3 weeks 
Reference materials and newspapers may not be checked out
Renewal of Titles
Students: 2 times - 2 weeks each time         
Staff: Unlimited
High School | 1150 Northshore Dr | North Sioux City, SD 57049
Phone: 605.422.3820
Fax: 605.422.3827
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