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Collection Development

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The Collection Development Office coordinates the identification and selection of information resources to meet the teaching and research needs of UW students, faculty, and staff and to serve the citizens of Wyoming.

Materials Request

Do you have something in mind you would like the libraries Collection Development Office to consider for purchase to the libraries collections? Then use the button below to go to the request form.

Request Items for Purchase

Giving to UW Libraries


University of Wyoming Libraries is committed to providing access to outstanding information resources and gladly accepts gifts of books and other library materials with the understanding that materials become Libraries' property once received. Materials not selected for addition to the Libraries' collections will be sold, donated or recycled.

In general, the Libraries does not accept donations of a) media in outdated formats (VHS, audio cassettes, 16 mm film, etc.) and b) unbound journal issues. Before bringing a potential gift to the Libraries, a donor who wishes to provide a large number of journal volumes should contact Janet Woods at or 307-766-6793.

How to Make a Gift

UW Libraries asks that all prospective donors consult the appropriate Libraries staff members before making arrangements to have gifts sent or delivered. If you have a special donation situation or questions about the Gifts Policy, contact Janet Woods at or 307-766-6793.


Please note that Internal Revenue Service Regulations prohibit UW Libraries from appraising or estimating the value of any gift.


Upon receipt of a gift and contact information, a donor will receive an acknowledgement letter. Electronic gift plates are also available.


Questions regarding gifts to UW Libraries can be directed to Janet Woods at or 307-766-6793.