The North Dakota State Library is a division of the
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent


Contact Us

Phone: (701) 328-4622 or 800-472-2104

Fax: (701) 328-2040


Mailing Address:
North Dakota State Library
604 E Boulevard Ave Dept 250
Bismarck ND 58505-0800


The State Library is located in the Liberty Memorial Building (the building with the large pillars) at 604 East Boulevard Avenue on the Capitol Grounds in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Parking is available south (parking lot) and west (street parking) of the State Library. Handicapped parking is available near the southeast entrance.



Department offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except during the following holidays when the North Dakota State Library is closed:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve (afternoon)
Christmas Day



Book Drops

Our book drops are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to return materials borrowed from the State Library.

Please ensure that your books are fully deposited.

Our drive-up book drop is located near the southeast entrance to the State Library by the handicapped parking. The convenient location of this book drop allows you to deposit books from your vehicle.

Our other book drop is located near the southwest entrance to the State Library, near the bottom of the wheelchair ramp.