Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015     Views: 38

As a Wyoming resident you have access to the UW Libraries, but not the on-line scholarly databases. A temporary guest ID is not available. However, there are some alternatives to gain access to some of this information.

If you are an alumna of the University of Wyoming, the UW Alumni Association has graciously purchased access to a select set of databases. Although you must be an alumna of UW to get access, you do not have to be a member of the alumni association. This library guide will instruct you on how to gain access: http://libguides.uwyo.edu/alumni_services

Access to the databases is available at the public computer terminals at Coe Library, as well as the other branch libraries of the university in Laramie. Patrons can browse the databases and print the information that they locate.

If you are a patron of you local Wyoming county or community library, some databases are available from the Wyoming State Library. These are separate from the university libraries. The website is http://gowyld.net. Depending on the database that you are trying to access, you may be required to provide your Wyoming library card information. Please check with your local library for further information.

In addition to the databases, Wyoming residents may check out books from the University Libraries. For people who reside in Albany County it is not a problem to directly check out books, but for residents of other counties this can be problematic based on distance and weather. In these cases we recommend that patrons go through their local library and use interlibrary loan. There will be a small fee for this service from your local library.

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