Sisseton Wahpeton College - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Public Library opened June of 2012. The new library building was constructed as part of the SWC campus expansion project. The building includes many innovative elements including a carved brick mural by artist Jay Tschetter on the face of the building. The mural is a culturally contextual depiction designed with the aid of local tribal elders.
Elements from the SWC logo that represent the core Dakota values were incorporated in the mural.An eagle, buffalo, graduation cap, book and a wolfs paw print are depicted. The eagle representing Wisdom "Wokape" , buffalo representing Endurance "Wakis'akapi" and Fortitude "Wakisakapi", the graduation cap and book representing Intuition "Ecakensdonyapi" and Knowledge "Wosdonye" and the wolfs paw print representing Bravery "Wowaditake" and Courage "Waditaka", the young people represent today's SWC students and graduates the older couple and their village the traditional Dakota ways with SWC being the conduit by which today's students learn about the traditional ways and the College is the Bridge.
The librarys main function is to serve the college students and faculty as well as the community. The library has a current collection of approximately 7,000 books plus magazines and periodicals. Internet access is provided and librarians to aid you.
8:00 am to 6:00 pm Fall and Spring Semesters
8:00 am to 4:30 pm during the summer