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Bookstore

The mission of the Sisseton Wahpeton College Bookstore is to provide a convenient and efficient source for books, school supplies, and other merchandise relating to campus life for students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, and friends of Sisseton Wahpeton College.

Sisseton Wahpeton College Bookstore is located on the south end of the campus in the library building.

The bookstore provides all your textbooks and school supply needs for your classes. We have a variety of writing tablets, pens, pencils, folders, binders, calculators, computer accessories, and more. We also have spirit wear, cards, gifts and backpacks.

Book Buyback:
Book buyback occurs at the end of each semester. The bookstore may purchase books used by the students for the current semester. Only textbooks that will be used for upcoming semester will be purchased. This program does not operate on cash. Any money owed to the Sisseton Wahpeton College will be deducted and balances will be issued in the form of a check.

Textbook Rental:
Textbook Rentals are designed to save students money, conserve resources, and to meet the education needs of Sisseton Wahpeton College. Select textbooks are rented from the bookstore for the length of the semester and must be returned by the due date given.

Laptop Purchase:
To be eligible to charge a laptop to your student account you must:

  • Have completed a FAFSA application
  • Cannot be under review for verification
  • Cannot have Unusual Enrollment History
  • Qualify for a Pell grant
  • Not purchased a laptop through this program in the past
  • Cannot be on probation or suspension
  • Must be enrolled in a class where a laptop is a required supply on the syllabus

Bookstore Hours

Monday and Tuesday  10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 – 4:30pm
Friday – Closed

Library

The library subscribes to periodicals and has a collection of more than 7,000 volumes in the general collection. The special Native American collection contains many volumes unique to the Dakota people. All the materials in the general collection have been selected to support classes, programs, and interests of the college and community. Sisseton Wahpeton College students are encouraged to use the library for research, study, recreational reading, and browsing. The library has computers for community use. The Internet is available for research. Other resources in the library include: online journals, cassette tapes, pamphlets and articles, indexes, college catalogs, telephone directories, children and youth publications, books on tape, CD’s, audio and visual media equipment.

Library Hours

Monday and Tuesday  10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 – 4:30pm
Friday – Closed

Sisseton Wahpeton College Students, Faculty and Staff  are required to have a college issued ID Badge. This badge also serves as your library card. Patrons must request and have issued a library card from the library to check materials out. Without a badge or library card no books will be checked out.

Wowapi Opahi Oyanke, Place Where We Keep the Books

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 wolf’s paw print are depicted. The eagle representing Wisdom “Woksape”, buffalo representing Endurance “Wakis’akapi” and Fortitude “Wakisakapi”, the graduation cap and book representing Intuition “Ecakensdonyapi” and Knowledge “Wosdonye” and the wolf’s 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.