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North Dakota Collection

The Main Library in downtown Fargo is the location for Fargo Public Library’s North Dakota Collection which is located on the second floor near the Information Desk. The materials in this collections are about North Dakota or North Dakotans.

Volumes include: county histories, city histories, and North Dakota state histories. City directories for Fargo date back to 1881. High school yearbooks are on display for Fargo Central High School, Fargo North High School, and Fargo South High School. Magazines such as North Dakota History and North Dakota Outdoors are on the shelves as are documents for the Red River Diversion and Garrison Diversion.

The library has several volumes of Veteran’s registers. The ND Collection is available for use all the hours that the library is open (some materials that are more fragile must be retrieved from archival storage). The ND Collection does not circulate.

Local Author Collection

Fargo Public Library values our local authors and welcomes the inclusion of their works into our collection. If you are a local author interested in adding your work to our collection, please complete our Local Author Submission Form. Staff will review your work for possible addition to Fargo Public Library’s collection.
Submission Rules:

  • Author must reside in the Red River Valley or have historical connection to the region.
  • Copies submitted for review are considered donations and are unable to be returned.
  • Author understands that their work is to be circulated and may be withdrawn from the collection due to condition or lack of use.

Works added to the collection will be interfiled in the appropriate area and labeled as a local author work. Items we are unable to add to our collection will be donated to the Friends of the Library.