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Library Services

 

Library Cards


Library cards are available for permanent residents/property owners in Stark, Billings and Slope counties free of charge.  For those living outside of our service area (within North Dakota), we offer a card for a $20 annual fee or $25 for a family.  Temporary residents can obtain a limited use card with a non-refundable $20 annual fee.
 
 

What you need to get a library card



Current picture ID
Physical proof of your address in our service area (no PO boxes)
$2.00 fee to replace lost cards
 
 

Check out limits for regular cards


 
Audiobooks - 5
Books - 10
Magazines - 5 (excluding the most recent issue)
Movies - 5
Video Games - 1 (On adult cards only)

 
 

Check out periods


Audiobooks - 4 weeks
Book Club Materials - 8 weeks
Books - 4 weeks (2 weeks if in demand)
Magazines and Movies - 1 week (Some DVD Seasons are 4 Weeks)
Video Games - 2 weeks (Only checkedout on Adult Cards)
 
 

Fines on materials returned past their due date


Books and audiobooks---.25¢ per item/per day
All other formats---$1.00 per item/per day
 
 

Wireless Internet Access


WiFi access is available on the main level/north end of the library. NO wireless printing is available.
 
 

Public computer usage


Computers are available for patron and guest use. Usage is limited to two hours per day (unless approved for longer for educational use), and may be extended once for two additional hours if there is no demand. Printing is permitted in black & white for 15 cents per page and must be prepaid before printing.
 
 

Public computer policies 


Computer filtering is in place on all stations, thus some websites may be inaccessible.  Inappropriate use of computers/internet in the library will result in a cancellation of usage privileges with a ban of one year.  Public computer use is monitored by the library staff.
 
 

Materials and other services


Books, movies, magazines, and audiobooks
Large Print adult fiction and nonfiction books
North Dakota and local historical collections
Online Reference Collection
Online EBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, Magazines, Comics and Music
Book Club in a Bag—10 books for discussion with discussion questions included
Interlibrary Loan services ($3.50 fee on each item ordered)
Coin operated black/white copy machine—15¢ and up per page depending on paper size
Fax machine with $1.00 per page charge—1-701-456-7702
Microfilm/microfiche reader/printer for public use with 15¢ per page printing
The Dickinson Press 1883 to present and North Dakota Census on microfilm
Bookmobile services to Stark, Billings and Slope Counties
AARP sponsored Tax aide during mid-February through April 15
Notary Public Service when notary is on duty.
 
 

Conference Rooms


Community Room for rental use when available (policies available upon request). Capacity 100—Reservations for use must be made, approved by library staff and deposit paid before reservation is official.  $35 for a up to a 4 hour block or $60 for 4 to 8 hours.
 
Small study area in lower level for sign-in use (policies available upon request). Capacity 8 for this room (reservations for use is available but not required).  This is not a room and patrons may come into the area looking for materials on the near buy shelves.

 

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Upcoming events
Mon, Oct 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, finger plays, music and dancing, and activities for babies and toddlers! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
One free bag of popcorn per movie attendee! Bring your own drink! No unattended children under 17. Hosted in the Library Community Room by the West Entrance. Rated R makes this 17+.

Tue, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Tue, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Either Monsterously sized bookmarks or book marks that are monster themed. Teens will need to come to find out which it is.

Tue, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Come listen to our veteran's panel talk about their experiences while in the service of their country.

Wed, Oct 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Sat, Oct 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
As part of the ongoing NEA Big Read program, the DAPL in conjunction with DSU and other sponsors will be presenting the film, Good Morning Vietnam with discussion after the viewing.

Mon, Oct 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, finger plays, music and dancing, and activities for babies and toddlers! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Mon, Oct 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Come to the meeting, pick up the book. Read the book and come discuss it with other adults at the next meeting! Snacks provided!

Tue, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Wed, Oct 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Wed, Oct 30, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust! We’re off to Neverland! Drop-in for games, crafts, and prizes! Costumes are not required, but preferred!

Thu, Oct 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Dickinson
We will be participating in Downtown Dickinson’s Trick-or-Trunk! Look for our Spooky and Booky Bookmobile!

Fri, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
All ages. One free bag of popcorn per movie attendee! Bring your own drink! No unattended children under 10. Hosted in the Library Community Room by the West Entrance.

Sat, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Many people want to start researching their family history but have very little idea about how to get started. This presentation will be designed to get you going.

Mon, Nov 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, finger plays, music and dancing, and activities for babies and toddlers! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Mon, Nov 04, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Dr. Denver Fowler and Dr. Liz Freedman Fowler present the latest discoveries from our summer fieldwork digging dinosaurs, and the latest news from Badlands Dinosaur Museum.

Tue, Nov 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Wed, Nov 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Thu, Nov 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
DePorres House of Barbering & Lounge - Lounge
A book-club for adults set at in a relaxing atmosphere. This event is for 21 and older. Each month we will discuss a book while enjoying a beverage or 2. This edition will be part of NEA Big Read.

Fri, Nov 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
All teens ages 11-17 welcome! There will be a Popcorn Bar! *The Library will be closed when the movie is over, please pick up your child at the WEST ENTRANCE!

Sat, Nov 09, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
One free bag of popcorn provided. Bring your own drink. Discussion to follow. All are welcome!

Tue, Nov 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Tue, Nov 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dickinson Area Public Library - Staff Meeting Room
Bi-Monthly meeting of the Dickinson Area Public Library.

Wed, Nov 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Community Room
Drive on in and add some wheels to your car, find a “parking spot”, grab some snacks, and enjoy the show! Please feel free to bring a pillow and/or a blanket. Ages 0-5.

Mon, Nov 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, finger plays, music and dancing, and activities for babies and toddlers! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dickinson Area Public Library - Children's Picture Book Room
Join us every week for storytelling, arts & crafts, felt-board stories, music, & activities for fun & learning! Each story time is different! Story time is held in the Children's Area of the Library.

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Collection Suggestions

If you would like to suggest material for the Dickinson Area Public Library to add to it's collection, please use this form to do so.

*There is no guarantee that the library will add the suggested item to our collection but your suggestion will be considered.

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