Valerie Merrick Memorial Library


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The Valerie Merrick Library serves as an academic/public tribal library providing a reference and research center for students, faculty, and residents of Spirit Lake Nation and the surrounding communities. The Library offers a variety of novels, magazines, journals, and state and local newspaper subscriptions. The library subscribes to the online resources such as: National Library of Medicine, Native Americans to Health Information, and ODIN. Interlibrary loan provides access to a vast array of materials not available internally. The library’s collection of Native American authors, topics, and culture, are of special note. The National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health assists in obtaining health related acquisitions. Children’s books and videos are also available for the younger ages. Information on the library inventory is available to the community via internet. Library programming includes a yearly summer reading camp for children, ages 5-12.The library offers extended evening and weekend hours, public access computer lab, fax and copying services, and special events such as family reading nights, weekend movie matinees, traditional practices learning opportunities, and adult learning seminars. Students should contact the library staff for information on additional services at (701) 766-1353.

Fall Library Hours

Monday to Firday - 8:00 am to 4:30, Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Library Services

  • Computerized "Search the Library"
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Extended evening hours (fall and spring semesters)
  • Access to online resources such as: National Library of Medicine, Native Americans to Health Information, and ODIN
  • 12 unit Computer Lab with internet access
  • Fax Services
  • Laminating Services
  • Weekend Movie matinees
  • Native craft demonstrartions and learning opportunities
  • Adult learning seminars 

Library Holdings

Current library holding include 16,553 books and 46 periodicals, 15 newspapers, 223 DVDs and CDs. During 2011 library inventory increased by 1,866 items. 

Library Staff

Melvine Reierson
Director
701.766.1353
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Helen Jacobs
Assistant Director
701.766.1353
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Jada Longie
Library Aide
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Melanie Wolters
Library Aide
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UNM - Native Health Database

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Native American Ethnobotany

NIDDK - The Pima Indians Pathfinders for Health

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How Mother Bear Taught the Children about Lead

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Ancestry Library

Opposing Views Resource Center

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