Answered By: Coe Library Help Desk
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018     Views: 35

As an academic library, the University of Wyoming supports faculty and graduate students by purchasing books that are needed for instruction or research. Textbooks are rarely purchased unless a faculty member makes a strong case with the Collection Development Office (CDO). Generally only a single copy of a text is purchased.

If you would like the CDO librarians to consider purchase of specific books, submit a request to purchase a book. Each title will be evaluated but there is not guarantee that the book will be purchased. Any UW-affiliated library patron (faculty, graduate, undergraduate, staff) may recommend that a book be purchased.

Regarding popular reading material, we generally do not purchase popular reading titles. An exception to this rule would be novels or non-fiction that are used for instruction. As with "academic" books, only one copy is purchased; multiple copies are not purchased for classroom use.

CDO rents popular reading materials on a rotating basis from a library book vendor. However, be aware that the UW Libraries do purchase novels (regular and graphic) and non-fiction that go into the regular collection so those authors' works can be studied and researched. 



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