The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
strengthens, improves, and promotes collaboration by providing
support services and coordinating shared access to resources,
programs, and technologies for member libraries.
What is Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative?
Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdS) is one of twelve regional public library systems created in 1975 by the Minnesota State Legislature to provide support services to public libraries. TdS provides services to over 40 libraries in the nine counties. Our mission and vision along with goals and objectives are detailed in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
1400 Madison Avenue, Suite 622, Mankato, MN 56001. Contact us at: (507) 625-6169 or (800) 450-6169 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
TDS helps its member libraries operate more efficiently and assists their users more effectively by offering:
Region Wide Library Borrower’s Card
TdS Regional Shared Integrated Library System
Gateway to Minnesota Academic, Public, School and Special Libraries
Regional Telecommunications Network
Access to Indexes and Databases
Interlibrary and IntraLibrary Loan Delivery
Cataloging and Database Maintenance
Consulting, Continuing Education and Training
Coordination of the Summer and Winter Library Programs Plus Other Region Wide Events
The TdS Name
The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative is named for the point along the Minnesota River at which Native American Indian trails crossed, and for the site of the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. This historic 1851 Treaty opened 19 million acres of Dakota land west of the Mississippi River to white settlement.