Research Requests

Siouxland Libraries staff will fulfill basic research requests for local or regional information as they are able for persons outside of Minnehaha County, SD, for $7.50 per hour + .$10 per page for photocopies. Requestors will be invoiced when the material is sent. Personal checks or money orders are accepted as payment. Requests should be placed by emailing LibResearch@siouxfalls.org with as much information as possible.


Siouxland Libraries staff can locate and photocopy items and articles from:

  • Sioux Falls' newspaper, The Argus Leader, from 1886-present, including obituaries, crimes, and headline stories.
  • The City Directory from 1885-present
  • Books held in the Caille Room (non-circulating special collections).

Researchers of regional information may also contact: