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Staff Guide to the Libraries: Requesting Purchases

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

Collection Development Office


The Libraries' Collection Development Office oversees the collections budget, material purchases or licensing, and policies. UW staff input regarding collections is welcomed and encouraged.

For More InformationCoe Library, Room 511; 307-766-4296; or


Requesting Books, Journals, Media, etc.

Faculty, staff members, and students may recommend materials that will support their teaching, research, and other information needs.  The Libraries use a single online Request Form for books, journals, videos, music scores, or recorded music. If an item is needed for course reserve, please indicate that in the request.

UW Libraries acquire materials in accordance with our Collection Development Policy.

If you have any questions, contact the Collection Development Office: