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Borrowing Books & Interlibrary Loan

Library Catalogs

Law Library Catalog (WebHopper)

The George William Hopper Law Library online catalog contains materials physically located in the library.  It also displays a variety of electronic resources, such as ebooks that are available full text from any campus computer and holdings within the Lexis and Westlaw databases that can be access by submitting a personal username and password.  Searches in WebHopper can be expanded to include materials in the UW Libraries.


WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, so a search might identify a nearby library that has your needed title. WorldCat is also handy if you need to find citation information, if you need to know if a particular title exists, or if you're curious as to whether a print work has an online version or not.

Interlibrary Loan Options

Staff Provided Service - ILL for Law Students, Faculty, and Staff

If you are seeking a resource not found in the Law Library Catalog, Susan Wozny (phone: 307-766-2232; email: at the law library circulation desk can try to track down the text or find a copy for you and make it conveniently available in the law building.  Too busy to make a trip to Coe Library?  No problem.  Materials from UW Libraries can be requested through Susan.  Interlibrary loans can take anywhere from a week to ten days in most cases.

Prospector and Request It

Prospector is a unified catalog for borrowing and lending from UW libraries and twenty-two Colorado libraries. You may use Prospector from the online catalog.  Search for the material you want to borrow.  If it is not available, select the Prospector button, and complete your request electronically by selecting Wyoming as your library of affiliation and entering your username and password for the university's email system. The materials are couriered to campus and delivered to the Law Library, where we will contact you for pick up. 

Hold for Me is another resource for retrieving documents.  If the Law Library or the UW Libraries have a title or article that you would like, you may request it by bringing up the title in the library's catalog, clicking on the Hold for Me button, and filling in the required information.  Articles will be scanned and faxed and books will be retrieved and made available for you at the Law Library circulation desk.  If this is a title that the library does not own, it will initiate an Interlibrary Loan for the item.  Be aware that if you request your item through the Law Library catalog, your request will be handled by Law Library staff.  If you use Hold for Me through the UW Libraries, then the library staff at the main library will be handling the request.

Contact Us

George W. Hopper Law Library

Dept. 3035

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2210

Fax: (307) 766-4044


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