Wyoming is home to 13 State Institution Libraries that serve the elderly, troubled youth, incarcerated adults, and special populations that are deaf, hard of hearing, have one or more mental illnesses, or have a mental or physical handicap. Download and view our profile guide and needs index below.
State Institutional Libraries
In addition to this handbook, the Wyoming State Library can offer help to you and your library in the form of additional resources, training and consulting on any of the topics in this guide, or any other issues you may face.
Please do not hesitate to call or email our Library Development Office if we may assist you. A toll-free number (1-800-264-1281) is available for your use to discuss issues and policies, request presentations or seek board training.
Annual LSTA Stipends
The Wyoming State Library provides yearly LSTA grants to purchase reading material for the residents and incarcerated of the 12 state institutions. Grants are awarded each January. For current year award information or account balance, please contact us.
The Wyoming State Library curates a list of free, online, continuing education events (including live webinars and virtual conferences) for all Wyoming libraries to use for professional development.
In addition to the many live opportunities in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some useful and relevant videos that you can watch “At Your Leisure.”
McMurry Library Endowment
The Carol McMurry Library Endowment was established in 2000 within the Wyoming Community Foundation to provide support to Wyoming library staff and volunteers and to publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas:
Education & Training (Library & Individual)
Library Foundation Development
Note: Library projects and individual awards are for future use. The Endowment does not reimburse for past projects, or current projects (i.e., projects already started or will be started prior to the award letter).
This program allows Wyoming libraries and institutions to save money through centralized bulk ordering of library materials.
Discounts range between 10 and 15% depending on the vender. Invoices are paid by the Central Acquisitions Office and all items are shipped directly to the purchasing entity