Oldest Library in the World Restored

Add a visit to the oldest library in the world (recently restored) to your bucket list!

The library at the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, was founded by a Muslim woman and opened its doors in 859. Read more …

Used Book Sale

Now and then, every library needs to make space for new books, recycle older ones, and find homes for donated items …

       Used Book Sale – BSC Library

       Stop & Shop … anytime during regular library hours … 50 cents per item

Librarian of Congress

hayden-carlaWe have a new Librarian of Congress! On July 16, the Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress. She is a past president of ALA (American Library Association), the first female, and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress. Dr. Hayden is also the first professional librarian to be confirmed in more than 60 years. Cool.

What a Difference a Year Makes ….

A year ago we closed the old Library and were getting ready to move into our new digs in LEA Hall.  What a difference a year makes!

Campus Read Finalists 2016-17

2016-17 Campus Read Finalists! Read them and let the committee know what you think. The selection will be announced this fall. All are available at the BSC Library — check them out!

Blind Your Ponies by Gordon Stanley West

The Ogallala Road: a Story of Love, Family, and the Fight to Keep the Great Plains from Running Dry by Julene Bair

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Redeployment by Phil Klay (2014 National Book Award winner)

Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Walk Across North Dakota by Jeremy Bold, Gwendolyn Hoberg, Richard Hoberg, and Bruce Ringstrom

New eBooks!

overdrive1Check out the new eBooks in the Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection!

To find the newest content:

  • Click on New Additions
  • Go to the “Sort By” drop down menu, choose “Added to Site”


First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library


William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616). English playwright, poet and actor.

Shakespeare’s First Folio is coming to the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, July 6-31!

Only 233 copies of this first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays exist. This is a RARE opportunity to see it.

To get the most out of the exhibit, we invite you to brush up on your Shakespeare. We have numerous resources in the BSC Library collection.  Check them out!

Note:  This image from the First Folio is from the Library’s Britannica ImageQuest database.


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