During 2000, North Dakota public libraries had 2,126,285 volumes and a total circulation of 3,902,000. The leading academic library was that of the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks), with 1,221,953 items. Total public library income for 2000 was $8,134,000; including $544,978 in state grants. State libraries spent 59.8% of income on staff, and 18.9% on collections.
Among the most notable of the state's 50 museums are the Art Galleries and Zoology Museum of the University of North Dakota and the North Dakota Heritage Center at Bismarck, which has an outstanding collection of Indian artifacts. Theodore Roosevelt National Park contains relics from the Elkhorn ranch where Roosevelt lived in the 1880s.