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Woksape Tipi Library


Woksape Tipi is the foundation of resources and connection that empowers the rebuilding of the Lakota Nation through Education.


Woksape Tipi promotes, supports, and serves the students, staff, and faculty of Oglala Lakota College and community members of Pine RIdge Reservation. Woksape Tipi cultivates and encourages the use of teh Lakota langauge, critical thinking skills, and lifelong learning among all Lakota people.


Oglala Lakota College's Woksape Tipi Library and Archives serves as the academic library for Oglala Lakota College and the public library for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Each of the college centers has a condensed library while the main branch holds approximately 50, 000 titles across program disciplines general subject, and special collections. Additionally, we support a specialized collection for the nursing department and have supported the expansion and organization of the Cheyenne River College Center library. Each staff member wears many hats that support the maintenance of analog and digital resources of thirteen libraries, cataloging, weeding, collections development, formal information literacy seminars, individual student assistance, K-12, community outreach and programming, specialized research support. Additionally, maintenance of the growing special collections in the archives upon which access is increasingly dependent on digital preservation of its assets is vital to supporting the strategic plan of OLC.

Library Locations starred around the Pine Ridge Reservation

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Oglala Lakota College Woksape Tipi Library Physical Address: 3 Mile Creek Rd Kyle, SD 57752 Mailing Address: PO Box 310 Kyle, SD 57752 Phone: 1-(605)-455-6069