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Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

515 North Fifth Street


Our vision is to provide personal enrichment to all, and we are always searching for new ways to meet the needs of the community. Beyond our vast collection of material, access to computers, and research assistance, we also provide a wide variety of programs and events for all ages. 

About Us:

The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library is a major hub of the community and we welcome over 360,000 visitors annually. We circulate over 500,000 items and log over 296,000 public computer and Wi-Fi sessions every year!

We are a full-service municipal library directly handling the needs of Bismarck and Burleigh County residents. As a member of Central Dakota Library Network (CDLN), we offer direct access to materials and resources in libraries throughout Burleigh, Morton, McLean, Mercer and Oliver Counties, with a collection of over 560,000 items.


Jonathan Tennis

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Great local library with plenty of selection and the coolest kids section I've ever seen in a library. Plus, they have an awesome coffee bar in the library and an area where books are for sale. This library rocks!

Bryan Russell

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Great library. Very friendly and helpful staff and a wide selection of books (including audio books), movies, and even a basement ("downstairs") which I have not even explored yet but was told they rent fishing equipment! As I type this, they are using the basement to donate to homeless people in the area. A wonderful place!

Scott Fry

Sunday, May 7, 2017
The Bismarck Veterans Public Library is great. The librarians are kind and helpful. The library itself is innovative and impactful in the community. They have a new teen center that is a great space for kids to get together and not negatively impact the rest of the users. They hold great events like the recent Comic Con that allowed people to come together and share their hobbies and passions.

Jim Ellis

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017
Awesome first experience at the library! Sheldon set me up with a card in less than ten minutes. The library is stunning, excited to be a part of a community with such a delightful library.

Jeremy Walsh

Friday, July 6, 2018
I enjoy this library

Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media