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About the Library

Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library serves as both an academic and community library. The library loans materials to members of the Northern Cheyenne Community, Chief Dull Knife students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding area. An interlibrary loan service is provided as well. The Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial collection consists of 24,688 cataloged books, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, manuscripts, photographs and documents. The library subscribes to 112 newspapers, journals and magazines. The periodical collection is one of the strongest in the area. There is a special collection devoted to Northern Cheyenne and Native American books, videos, DVDs and other material. The library houses the Two Moons Children’s Collection. The Children’s collection consists of 4,000 books and DVD’s. The collection focuses on Native American Literature for children.

Mission Statement

Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library provides professional information access services to the residents of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and surrounding communities. It maintains sensitivity to the culture, language and resources that are uniquely Northern Cheyenne. The library will be guided by the following:

Libraries serve humanity by:

  • Respecting all forms by which knowledge is communicated
  • Using technology intelligently to enhance service
  • Protecting free access to knowledge
  • Honoring the past and creating the future
  • Provides a center for intellectual, cultural, social, and economic
  • Nurtures a community of learners


  • Library Director | Jerusha Shipstead
  • Library Assistant/ILL | Audrey Arpan
  • Library Assistant/Cataloger | Thelma Peppers

(406) 477-8293 | PO Box 98 Lame Deer, MT 59043 | library@cdkc.edu