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Staff Guide to the Libraries: Home

Summary of UW Library collections and services that are available to University staff.


Welcome to the University of Wyoming Libraries! This guide provides information on library resources and services available to support your research, teaching, and recreational interests. If we do not have what you need in our collection, we can probably borrow it or purchase it for you.

Units of the UW Libraries are:

William Robertson Coe Library
William Robertson Coe

Brinkerhoff Geology Library
Brinkerhoff Geology

Learning Resource Library
Learning Resource Center

Library Annex
Library Annex

UW-NPS Research Center Library
UW-NPS Research Center

Rocky Mountain Herbarium Library
Rocky Mountain Herbarium

About the UW Libraries

University of Wyoming Libraries

University Libraries mission is to provide information resources and services to meet the instructional, research, and outreach needs of UW students, faculty and staff regardless of location. UW Libraries is also open and available within the constraints of available resources to the citizen of Wyoming.

The Dean of Libraries is Dr. Ivan Gaetz. See our full mission statement, strategic plan, collection policies and budget, and organizational chart. We are supported in our work by the Library Council, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, and the University Libraries Development Board.

Our libraries include:

William Robertson Coe Library is the main library on campus. A renovation and expansion of Coe Library was completed in 2009. In addition to regular book and journal collections, Coe Library houses the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections. Learn more about the history of Coe Library.

Brinkerhoff Geology Library is home to maps, books, journals, and other publications related to geology, physical geography, mining, and related subjects.

Learning Resource Center contains children's books and curriculum materials to support the Lab School and faculty and students in the College of Education and beyond.

Library Annex is an open storage facility for older journals (pre-2006) and UW's Federal Depository of government documents. The Annex also offers quiet study space and journal retrieval services.

Rocky Mountain Herbarium Library is a non-circulating research collection of taxonomic literature focusing on vascular plants in western North America and operated by the UW Botany Department.

UW-National Park Service Center Library provides a small collection and services to researchers working at the university's AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

The UW Libraries are members of consortia in order to enhance library collections and services:

Campus partners that are administratively separate but offer research, teaching, and academic support services are:

Other Links

This is a list of potentially useful library collections and services that are not mentioned elsewhere in this guide.