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Use this page to locate information or ask for help about general information about the library and its resources. Use the above keyword search box to search our FAQ for answers. Type in keywords, not an entire question.

To search for specific information about books, journals, or specific research subjects use the library catalog.

In the boxes located below you can browse the FAQ by Popular, Recent, and Featured categories. You can also "Submit a Question"  to a librarian. This service is active during normal business hours during the week, but we respond to questions as rapidly as possible.

Contact information and a link to the liaison (subject matter) librarian webpage is located in the left hand column, bottom section.

Current hours for Coe Library and UW Branch libraries are available by clicking the "Hours" link at the top of any library webpage.

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This email widget sends questions to the Research & Instruction Department for assistance with locating library resources related to student and faculty research. If you have questions about items from UW Libraries or Prospector (books, DVDs, rooms, etc.) you have checked out, requested, reserved, or need renewed, contact Circulation by email at or call 307-766-3190. If your question is regarding Request It (interlibrary loan) books or articles, email the ILL Office at or call 307-766-5168.

Priority for research help and other assistance if given to UW students, faculty, and staff. Public patrons are welcome to ask questions about the UW Libraries' collection. UW students, faculty, and staff must provide their UW e-mail address. Public patrons need to provide a primary email address so we know where to send an answer. This information is protected and not shared.

It is helpful if you are as specific as possible when you ask a research question. Information such as the research topic, the class or project, what keywords or subject terms you have used while searching, etc.

Questions are reviewed and answered during the semester on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. One check of the question queue is made during weekends. The queue is not checked during holidays. During semester breaks the queue is only monitored during weekday hours. If assistance is needed after hours, use the library catalog, databases, or guides to locate information.

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Laramie, WY 82071

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