Taŋyáŋ Yahi Students! Welcome back to the Fall 2022 Semester!
Due to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, The Woksape Tipi Library building and facilities remains CLOSED to the public until further notice.
We're available for one-to-one online support and will be offering Zoom introductions to Woksape Tipi resources in your classes all semester.
Contact: (605) 455-6069
We are a public library with nearly all subjects of interest, and an academic library to meet your research needs, including special collections specific to the Titunwan Oyate and other tribes of the Great Plains. We are adding new material weekly. OLC graduate master's theses and capstone projects are in our online catalog too!
Pine Ridge Reservation with library locations
Map by OLC faculty member Jim Sanovia
Oglala Lakota College's Woksape Tipi Library and Archives serves as the academic library for Oglala Lakota College and is 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 as well as general subject, and special collections with an emphasis on the Oceti Sakowin and related tribes. 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, including cataloging, weeding, collections development, formal information literacy seminars, individual student assistance, and K-12 and community outreach and programming.