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How do I log on to electronic resources from home?

Students: Use your NDSCS online login (firstname.lastname & Password) to access the ODIN system.
NDSCS Employees: Use your NDUS CampusConnection Login & Password
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How do I find databases or journal articles?

Databases that include journal articles can be found through the library’s website. There are 3 different access points depending on what you need.

  1. “I need a database for my _____ class.” Go to the library’s Subject Guide. Here you will find databases separated out by subject. 
  2. “I need to get to a specific database.” Go to the library’s A-Z Database Guide and look for your database by name. 
  3. “I need to go to this popular resource (for example, Films on Demand).” Go to the library’s Resources Page to access the most popular resources.

How do I sign into my library account?

You can sign into your library account from the library’s catalog.

Use the following credentials:

  • NDSCS Account ID: firstname.lastname
  • NDUS Password: Use the same password as used for Blackboard & Campus Connection
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Does the library proctor tests?

The Library does not proctor tests but the Test Center does. The Test Center is in Old Main room 230. Go to the Test Center for more information.

Does the library offer GED classes?

Preparations for GED Tests are offered at the Adult Learning Center in Old Main. Instructors are Irene Mohn and Sergey Karamanov. Call 701-671-2184 for more information.

In addition, the Test Center offers GED tests. GED Tests are given throughout the year by appointment. For more information, contact: Karen Dahlgren, 701-671-2256, karen.dahlgren@ndscs.edu.

Can I print something in color?

No, the library doesn’t offer color printing service. Print Services located in Horton Hall offers color printing for $0.25/page. They also offer more paper options. 

Can I print from my laptop?

Campus printers are not set up to allow for laptop printing but we do have a few work-around ideas to enable students to print by migrating the document they have on their laptop to a student lab computer. Note: all the following require that students have NDSCS AD login information to use a campus lab computer. You have 3 options:

  1. Save your document on your laptop to a flash drive (an extra library flash drive is located in the drawer at the customer service desk) and plug that flash drive into a lab computer, open that document and print.
  2. Email yourself the document and open your email on a lab computer, open document and print.
  3. Upload your document to your NDSCS OneDrive account, open said account on a lab computer and print.

Can I make copies?


Students and employees can use the scanner to scan the pages you need to a .PDF and send it to your email. From there, you can open your email from any student lab computer and print your scanned documents.

Can I Fax something here?

No. Please visit the Customer Service Desk located in the Hektner Student Center.

I am not an employee or student at NDSCS. Can I park on campus?

A visitor lot is available in front of the library (on the South side entrance) in which visitors can park. If that lot is full, or a visitor needs to park closer to another building, library staff have one-day parking passes available for legitimate users. Please ask a staff member for more information. If the visitor is an employee/student within the Tri-College University (which includes Concordia College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University) and has a parking pass visible in their vehicle for their local institution, police will honor that parking pass. With any questions, contact police at 701-671-2233.

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How do I log on to Wi-Fi?


Access to the NDSCS Guest network is reserved for guests who come to campus and have no other means of getting on the network. Please contact the NDSCS IT Service Desk for the Campus-Wide Guest WiFi password (701) 671-3333. In the Library, speak to a staff member at the circulation desk.

Students and Employees

Students and employees must connect to the eduroam wifi. When prompted for your username & password enter the following:

NOTE:  Whenever you change your NDUS/Campus Connection username and password, you will need to log-in again to access wifi.

How do I log on to the student computers?

All students will log in to the library, classroom, and lab computers using their NDSCS AD username and password.  If you have not activated your NDSCS AD account or do not recall your login information, you will need to go to the ITS Service Desk counter in the Hektner Student Center for assistance or contact them at 701-671-3333.


Loan Periods

MaterialLoan Period
Books3 weeks
Magazines1 week
CD, VHS, DVD2 weeks
Games3 days

Renewals may be made up to three times per item as long as no one else has requested the material. Patrons may bring the material to the library to be renewed or may use the self-renewal option in the library's catalog. For more information about self-renewal, please ask at the circulation desk. Items on loan are subject to immediate recall upon faculty request.

Fines & Fees

  • The Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. However, there is an expectation that all library material will be returned in good condition by the due date.
  • When a library item is three weeks late, it is considered lost, and the borrower is billed.
    • Borrowing privileges are suspended until the matter is resolved - materials returned or bill paid.
    • Failure to respond to notices and deadlines will result in collection action and holds on college records. A bill for the cost of each lost item plus a non-refundable $25 handling fee will be sent to the borrower and the NDSCS Business Affairs Office.
  • The replacement cost for lost or damaged IS Media Equipment (such as video cameras and other high-value equipment) will be determined by NDSCS Information Technology Services staff.
  • Items obtained via InterLibrary loan adhere to the policies set by the lending library.


Library Computer Use Policy

All users are expected to be aware of and adhere to the NDUS computer policy (please see the NDSCS Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities for a complete copy of the North Dakota University System Computer and Network Usage Policy). Any patron disregarding the NDUS computer policy may be refused use of the computers in the library, or anywhere on campus. Computers in the library are reserved for research purposes only.

  • Primary use is for searching ODIN and databases supplied by the library.
  • General Internet searching for research is permitted.
  • Games, chatrooms and non-research oriented uses are not permitted.
  • Reservations are not taken for the use of a computer. Usage will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who can use the computers in the Mildred Johnson Library?

  • Students, faculty and staff of NDSCS.
  • Minors are to be supervised by their parents. Unattended minors may be asked to leave the library, particularly if their behavior is inappropriate in an academic setting.

The library staff reserves the right to monitor screens, to suggest search strategies and to limit use of the computers and printers at their discretion. Privacy of searching is respected as long as the sensibilities of other patrons are recognized.

What materials may I check out?

The library has many different collections available, all based on the curriculum taught at NDSCS. There are also leisure materials in the form of CDs, DVDs, Book Club fiction, graphic novels and a variety of general interest materials.

The library subscribes to two North Dakota daily newspapers. Some weekly papers are sent without charge by their publishers.

Library material in the public area may be used inside the library by anyone. These items and any material kept in closed stacks and behind the Circulation Desk may be checked out only with a valid library card.

Who can use the Library?

NDSCS Students

Present valid student ID

NDSCS Employees

Present valid employee ID

Retired Staff

  • Reading room services for books and periodicals
  • Free WiFi
  • Scanner

Graduates of NDSCS

  • Reading room services for books and periodicals
  • Free WiFi
  • Scanner