The Salish Kootenai College Library began serving students and the community in 1980. In October 1987, the SKC Library was dedicated and renamed the D’Arcy McNickle Library, in honor of the accomplished writer and anthropologist D’Arcy McNickle, who was a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and a tireless Native American rights advocate. Two of his novels, The Surrounded and Wind from an Enemy Sky, address issues on the Flathead Reservation.
In 2010, the SKC Library was renovated to include more study rooms, a large computer learning lab, and an enlarged children’s area. The current facility houses over 50,000 books, periodicals, and videos, as well as an extensive Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) collection. Computers, printer/scanner, and video viewing rooms are available to SKC affiliates and community members.
The D’Arcy McNickle Library serves more than just faculty and students! Books, videos and tribal documents are intended to support the entire Flathead Reservation population. Community members are encouraged to use library computers, check out materials, and reserve public common areas.
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