Community Library

Library Services offered to Elkton residents:

  • Library materials check out, computers, printing, copying, and newspapers.
  • Outdoor book return available 24/7.
  • Patrons can log on to search our card catalog at:
  • Visit our digital library at: You will need a library number at Elkton Library to use this free service. Contact the library for your library number, then download the Libby app and start reading books for all ages!
  • Curbside Services are available to Elkton residents and will be handled at the library's entrance-A7, available: Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am and Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm. Please call ahead to ensure pickup.
  • Printing and copies-by email or while you wait
  • Books and DVD checkout. Just visit our online card catalog at and email your book/dvd requests to We will determine a day and time for you to pick up at the library entrance A7. PLEASE call the library to let us know you sent a request vial email.
  • Copies and Printing. Copies: call the library at 605-542-4591 and we will meet you at door A7 to copy while you wait. Printing: email what you need printed to and we will print it for you to pick up at door A7. You need to call and let us know you sent an email. Payment is due at time of pick up.

Elkton is proud to have South Dakota's first school/community combined library, which was founded in 1984. The library is available to all members of the Elkton community all through the year. If you don't have a library card, stop in and I'd be happy to set you up with one! It's easy and painless and the benefits are endless! We also have an outdoor book return for your convenience.

The library is located at the south end of the school at 508 Buffalo Street., entrance A7

South Dakota Titles to Go

South Dakota Titles to Go is a consortium of SD libraries who share membership to OverDrive, a company that offers downloadable eBooks, audio books and music. ALL patrons of Elkton Community and School Libraries can now download and borrow eBooks to numerous devices: IPad, Nook, Sony eReaders, Kindle, cell phones, etc. .

Visit our website:

We also subscribe to OverDrive's Advantage program, where the library purchases eBooks that only Elkton's patrons can check out.

You will need a valid library card with Elkton Library to use this free service, so stop in or call the library to get the information you need to start reading on the go!

Home Delivery

The Elkton Community Library offers free home delivery of library materials to residents in the city of Elkton who are physically unable to visit the library. This includes the elderly, the disabled, and those who are temporarily laid up due to illness or accident.

Materials offered: books, books on CD, books in adult fiction and non-fiction, music CDs, and DVDs. If you would like to know more about this service, contact Sherry at the library at 542-4591 during the following times: Tues/Thurs: 1-7pm.

Materials will be delivered and picked up every two weeks. You may request certain materials or have them chosen for you. You may also sign up just for winter delivery.

Book Discussion

The Elkton Community Library participates in the One Book South Dakota program by hosting a free book discussion for each book chosen.

Our 2023 book discussion selection was "The Seed Keeper" by Diane Wilson. Thank you to all who joined us for our discussion!

We will be planning a discussion for the 2024 One Book selection: "Little and Often" by Trent Preszler. Preszler's memoir focuses on one year as he mourns the death of his estranged father by using inherited tools to build a wooden canoe. In the process, the comes to better understand his father-a cattle rancher, rodeo champion, and Vietnam War Bronze Star Medal recipient. Preszler grew up on a ranch between Faith and Lemmon, South Dakota but has spent most of his adult life in and around New York City. 

Be watching here for more information.

We also utilize the South Dakota Humanities Council's Book Club To-Go.

If you would like to read any books from past discussions, stop in to the library and check one out.

This program is made possible with a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Library Story Hour

Is for children age 2 and up, with adult supervision. Story Hour meets weekly and the kids will enjoy stories, themed activities, and are allowed time to check out library materials. Story Hour begins in the fall and ends in spring, but the kids can check out materials any time the library is open. Phone Sherry at the library at 605-542-4591, for dates and times and to register your child for Story Hour. Adult supervision is required.

Summer Library

Each summer, the community library holds a summer reading program for kids age 3 through grade 5. There are stories, themed activities, and time to check out materials. The program runs for six to seven weeks, but kids can check out materials anytime the library is open. Pre-Registration is required, so contact Sherry at the library to register your child!


Library Links

Library Hours

Monday and Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 - 7:00pm

Story Hour: Mondays from 9:30 - 10:30am during the school year. Open to children age 2 and up. Adult supervision is required.

Please call 605-542-4591 or email to register your child.

A community willing to grow together.