Enjoy yourself at the beautiful library located in a new building in downtown Platte. The library offers a wide variety of resources for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You may register as a library patron by filling out a short form and providing a picture ID with current address.

Platte Public Library
310 S Main Street
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-9869
Monday–Friday:  12:30–5:30 p.m.


In 1938, the Platte Women’s Club founded the public library.  The library moved to a new facility in 2002 and houses more than 15,000 books.  Books on CD are available, as well as Overdrive Program (for your e-readers) & the Talking Books Program available through the State Library. Open Monday – Friday, library patrons are welcome to spend an afternoon in one of the reading corners or use one of the computers available to the public.

The library is happy to offer a weekly story hour on Fridays for pre-schoolers and an annual summer reading program for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. Adults can also take advantage of the library book club, which meets every six weeks to discuss selected works.

Our mission statement:  The Platte Public Library strives to provide timely access to materials and services helping city and area residents of all ages obtain information to meet personal, professional, and educational needs. The library also strives to promote lifelong learning in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and businesslike.


  • Internet browsing and email
  • Computer accessed card catalog
  • One community meeting room for public use
  • Separate study/reference area
  • Children’s Story Hour meets weekly on Friday mornings at 10am
  • Audio Books
  • Summer reading program
  • Selection of new bestsellers
  • Young adult’s area
  • Various LARGE PRINT books
  • Copy services
  • Reference services
  • Used books for sale
  • E-books


Platte Public Library is a member of South Dakota Titles To Go via OverDrive. This is an eReader lending library in conjunction with the South Dakota State Library. Come into the library to sign up for the program; a yearly membership costs $5 per person. With your membership, you can access 1000s of eBooks, audiobooks, mp3s and movies from your home computer. You will need Internet access and a compatible device, such as a computer, eReader, tablet or smartphone, to utilize the loaned materials. Our library patrons have discovered that using the eReader program grants them access to thousands of titles not offered in the Platte Public Library, as well as accessibility to titles when traveling.


The library has a community room that may be scheduled for use. The maximum number of people allowed per room, according to fire code, is 40. Please call the library for reservation information.


Anita Nachtigal, Library Director
Sue Kemnitz, Librarian
Jan VanVuren, Librarian
Marilyn VandenHoek, Librarian
Georgia Johnson, Back-up Librarian


Georgia Johnson, President
Nancy Walstad, Vice President
Donna Ringling, Secretary
Ann Van Der Werff , Treasurer
Dave Carter, City Council Representative