Requesting Items & Materials

Hold for Me paging requests may be placed on items from Coe Library, Geology Library, the LRC, Library Annex, and Law Library. Items not available for paging inlcude reserves, reference, and library use only. Available items will be pulled by library staff and placed on the holdshelf at the library of your choice. Items that are checked out when requested will be held for you upon their return. You will be notified when any Hold for Me requested items are ready to pick up. Items will be held for 7 days. To place a Hold for Me request:

  • Visit any Libraries Help Desk
  • Locate an item in QuickSearch and click on the Hold for Me button
  • You will be prompted to log in to your library account to complete your request

University students, faculty, and staff may also request the item through Prospector or Interlibrary Loan.

Users not affiliated with the university may request items from their local public library's interlibrary loan service.

Prospector is a service that allows University students, faculty, and staff to request books, media, journals/articles, and other items from over 200 academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado. Available requests are processed and shipped to the Libraries within 3-7 business days.

To use Prospector:

  • Must have an active University of Wyoming Libraries account
  • Must have a WyoWeb username and password or a W number

Loan periods and renewals vary by item type:

  • 3-week loans can be renewed for one additional 3 week period
  • 1-week loans cannot be renewed

For questions and assistance with Prospector, contact the Coe Help Desk

University students, faculty, and staff can request books, journal volumes, journal articles, and other materials not available in the UW Libraries from other libraries worlwide. Requests of journal articles and book chapters in our collections may also be requested. Items from campus collections are delivered within 2 business days; items from other libraries may take 2 weeks. Items are delivered to the pickup location of your choice or mailed to off campus and outreach patrons.

To use Interlibrary Loan:

  • Have an active University of Wyoming Libraries account
  • Set up an Interlibrary Loan Account using your WyoWeb username and password
  • Select a preferred pickup location for the delivery of materials

Loan periods and renewals for Interlibrary Loan items are determined by the lending library.

For questions and assistance, contact Interlibrary Loan office:

Patrons with disabilities or injuries may visit or call any of the Libraries Help Desks to request retrieval of titles for pickup at any campus library. Items will be held up to 7 days for borrower pickup. Please contact:

University students, faculty, and staff may request retrieval of materials and arrange for pickup at any library location using the Hold for Me service.

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