2018-2019 Catalog

Hay Library

The Library maintains and develops collections of information sources for the use of students, faculty and staff, and community members. These collections include over 60,000 books, about 175 current print periodical subscriptions with extensive holdings of past issues, more than 3,000 audiovisual items, and many on-line databases and resources, including e-books.

The Library was designated as a selective federal depository in 1969 to serve the government information needs of the citizens of Wyoming. The depository collection contains over 50,000 publications.

WYLDCAT (Wyoming Libraries Database Catalog on the Web) offers bibliographic access to all materials in all Wyoming libraries, with the exception of the University of Wyoming. The Library staff provides research assistance and library use instruction. Hay Library participates in state and national interlibrary loan networks for obtaining books and other items not available locally.

All residents of Wyoming may check out library materials.

There are various areas for reading and studying in the library. Three group study rooms contain televisions and videocassette or DVD players. A photocopy and fax machine are available.

The Library sponsors author readings and other scholarly and cultural events every semester.

Library Hours:


7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hours vary during the summer, semester breaks and holidays. Additional weekend hours are added during finals. Hay Library is always available virtually at: https://www.westernwyoming.edu/academics/library/