The North Dakota State Library offers a comprehensive collection of materials available for loan to the citizens of North Dakota and through interlibrary loan to libraries across the state and across the country. We specialize in collecting materials about the state of North Dakota and books and materials written or created by North Dakotans. Check out some of our newest North Dakota titles!
Ghosts of North Dakota: North Dakota’s Ghost Towns and Abandoned Places by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp
This pictorial work highlights the work of North Dakota photographers Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, who travel the state documenting the remains of the early pioneer settlements.
Squeeze This! a Cultural History of the Accordion in America by Marion Jacobson
This historical overview of the piano accordion in America features discussion of the rise of the popularity of the instrument in the 1950s, exemplified by North Dakota native Lawrence Welk.
I Am Not Silent: Our Zoloft and Depression Story by Gail Schmidkunz
Written by his mother Gail, this is the story of Zach Schmidkunz of Minot, ND, and his harrowing journey through depression and the after-effects of the prescription anti-depressant Zoloft.
The Missile Next Door: the Minuteman in the American Heartland by Gretchen Heefner
During the Cold War, Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles were buried in out of the way places across the Great Plains. This is the story of how the presence of the missiles affected civilians in small-town America. You can still experience the history of the Minuteman missile in North Dakota in places like Cooperstown, Langdon and other communities across the state.
Deliverance from the Little Big Horn: Doctor Henry Porter and Custer’s Seventh Cavalry by Joan Nasbeth Stevenson
Recounts the story of the only surgeon to survive the Battle of the Little Bighorn, his life-saving work on the battlefield and his 700-mile journey to evacuate the critically wounded to the post hospital at Fort Abraham Lincoln.