The WYLD Network is a consortium of Wyoming libraries that shares technology and resources in an effort to make library materials and collections available to every resident of the state. The statewide library catalog, WYLDCAT, includes over 100 libraries, more than a million titles, and access to online resources.
The WYLD Network serves all of the public and academic libraries of the state: 23 county libraries, 43 branch libraries, four school districts, seven community colleges, a number of special libraries, and the State Library—over 100 libraries in all. Participating libraries are listed here.
The Network is overseen by a Governing Board made up of member libraries and is administered by the Wyoming State Library within the State Department of Administration & Information. The Network allows libraries to share resources by providing access to the statewide database of over a million titles owned by Wyoming libraries as well as multiple resources for research, discovery, entertainment, and online learning. All of these resources can be accessed at a library or from home, school or an office with a Library Card and PIN.
Financial support is provided through the federal Library Services and Technology Act, state funding, and local support from counties, community colleges, and school districts. Such a shared system takes advantage of costs savings over systems which might have been purchased by individual libraries, and efficiently enables the sharing of costly library materials.