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UW Libraries COVID-19 Announcement

March 16, 2020


In order to better serve our students, faculty, staff and all other patrons, UW Libraries is pleased to extend due dates for materials, including ILL loaned items, to May 18. This excludes equipment and course reserves. For questions, please email or call (307) 766-3190.

Library materials can be returned at the external book drop located at 14th Street and Ivinson Avenue. Patrons can renew items that have not gone overdue or reached their renewal limits at "Login + Accounts". Equipment can be returned to the Help Desk in Coe Library.

4/2/20 Update: 

Prospector lending and borrowing is available again -- but limited to borrowing digital materials. 

UW Libraries have stopped borrowing and lending physical materials through inter-library loan (ILL) with exceptions for Wyoming libraries. We continue to borrow and lend electronic materials, such as articles and eBooks.


Beginning Monday, March 23, Coe Library will be closed until further notice. 

We have extended all due dates, including ILL items, until May 18, 2020 (this excludes course reserves and equipment). For questions, please email or call (307) 766-3170.

Library materials can be returned at the external book drop located at 14th Street and Ivinson Avenue. Patrons can renew items that have not gone overdue or reached their renewal limits at "Login + Accounts"

Visit our website for more information and for access to our online resources. Research help, reference, and instruction are all available online, as are our large collections of eBooks, electronic journals, and streaming media. If items you need are not online, you may request scanned versions via interlibrary loan (ILL) or request the purchase of an electronic version. 

For UW Faculty: We are committed to making sure you have all the resources you need for your teaching and research. Please contact us with any questions or requests.

We encourage patrons to call the Library Help Desk at (307) 766-3190 to discuss special library needs and other library information. 

Coe Library
Closed until further notice

Other branch hours/support are as follows:

  • Chisum Special Collections – closed; research help and document scanning are available – please contact or call (307) 766-2027
  • Geology Library – closed; patrons should use ILL and Hold for Me to request items
  • Learning Resource Center (LRC) – closed until at least April 3
  • Herbarium - closed until further notice
  • One Button Studio – closed until further notice
  • Studio Coe – closed until further notice. Full-time staff and student staff will be assisting patrons remotely Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Patrons can leave a question with a voicemail message by calling 307 766-7002 or by emailing
  • Coe Student Innovation Center – closed until further notice
  • Coe Library Level 6 (ILL and Research & Discovery Management) - physical location closed to patrons until further notice. For questions, please email or call (307) 766-3170.
  • IT Coe Computer Lab – open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. WyoOne ID required for entrance. 

Hours are subject to change per recommendations from UW leadership and UW Libraries administration. Hours will be published and up to date on our website.


3/27/20 Update:

Remote support services are now listed on our website:

Please visit our website or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the most up to date information. 


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