Sitting Bull College provides a broad array of resources for students, staff and the local community at the main library location as well as around Standing Rock. Online access to the library catalog, as well as access to other library resources is available through the library webpage.
Sitting Bull College Library serves as a library for the College in addition to serving as a public library for the local community. The services of the library are available equally to students and community members living on the Standing Rock Reservation. In addition, the library has several computers that allow access to the Internet, as well as the use of current computer software. The library also offers a broad array of peripheral devices such as scanners, a printer/copier, microfilm reader and other tools to help users. Currently, there are over 14,000 volumes in the SBC Library. There are a broad range of print newspapers, magazines and journals available. The library also provides access to several online subscription resources that allow access to online journals, newspapers, auto repair, genealogy, eBooks and much more. These are also available to both students and the general public. Additional library materials can be secured through Inter library-Loan by speaking to a staff member.
There is a lounge area available at each campus site. At the Fort Yates campus it is located in the Student Center. The Fort Yates campus lounge has tables and chairs, appliances, television, and lounge furniture for student use. The Mobridge and McLaughlin sites have appliances, tables and chairs, coffee maker, and television. All are made available to SBC students.
*Rules and regulations for use and cleanup are posted in the Student Lounge*
Sitting Bull College Bookstore and Gifts supplies all of the course textbooks, materials and supplies for college students. The bookstore offers a variety of handpicked gift items, greeting cards and ever-changing promotional items. The gift shop also sells Native American arts and crafts including jewelry, star quilts, music and other authentic items.
Parking facilities for the handicapped are located on the Fort Yates, McLaughlin and Mobridge College sites. SBC’s buildings also are handicapped accessible.
Computers, printers, equipment, etc. are accessible to college students, staff, and faculty only. The college has had to take this position because college computers have experienced problems after non-college personnel have used them. In addition, the only area open for public usage is the library. The community may use the College’s facilities to hold events approved by SBC administration such as meetings and workshops, but they must be scheduled in advance with the receptionist of the respective building in which the event is being planned. Such events cannot displace current SBC classes. Event organizers must insure that the facility is cleaned in an acceptable manner after use. Failure to comply with this will result in denial in use of facilities and may include charges to the organization for appropriate costs for clean up.
Student Transportation System
In 1989, Sitting Bull College established the Standing Rock Public Transportation system for the Standing Rock Reservation. The Program provides transit services for Sitting Bull College students and the public to and from each of the eight tribal communities, Mobridge, South Dakota and Mandan and Bismarck, North Dakota. The transportation schedule is posted here. More information can be found here or to schedule a ride call 701-854-8090.