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Library use Policies

Library Use Policies

The library is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of personal property, including property stored in study rooms or on tables. Library users should take every precaution to ensure the security of personal belongings, especially purses, wallets, backpacks, books, portable computers, and other electronic devices.

If Items are left in study rooms or the main library space they may be placed in the Lost & Found until the owner returns for them. - When checking out a Study Room make sure to give the Library Assistants your name and phone number.

Study Rooms

We offer six study rooms that are available for Central Wyoming College students, staff, and faculty–they may be reserved over the phone or at the Circulation Desk located on the first floor of the library.  

When checking out a study room, patrons will be asked for their name & phone number this is to ensure that all items, if left in the study rooms, can be returned to the rightful owner.

  • Three study rooms provide Computers & White Boards and seating for 3-4 people.
  • Two provide Whiteboards and seating for 4-5 people.
  • One has a conference table, tv monitor, and seating for 6 people. 

Community members must consult with the Circulation Desk regarding room availability and are not guaranteed a reservation. Casper College students get priority for study room bookings. Library Assistants will help facilitate your use of the study rooms.

If the rooms are all in use, and you need a study space, please contact the Circulation Desk (307-855-2141). Staff may be able to locate additional study space in the library.

Computer Access

The computers located in the CWC Library are provided to support the educational and curriculum taught at Central Wyoming College.  The Library supports free access to research materials and the use of computers to identify, locate, and use scholarly resources. 

Community members are welcome to use the CWC computers using access information provided weekly.  Patrons may use computing and network technologies in the library with the following restrictions:

  1. The use is not for illegal acts under federal or state law, pornography, or gambling.
  2. The use does not violate federal or state laws or any CWC policies on copyright or trademark.

Computers located on the first and second floor are available to all students, staff, faculty, and community members.

  • Guest access and passwords are updated weekly near the Circulation Desk.

Disruptive Behavior

A patron who is disruptive will be notified that their behavior is inappropriate for the library setting.  If the behavior continues, the patron will be asked to leave the library.  If a patron refuses to leave, campus security will be notified and asked to intervene.

Prohibited Behaviors:

  • Unattended children - Please insure that all children under the age of 18 are accompanied by an adult. 
    • The Central Wyoming College Library collection is intended to host primarily the college community, faculty, staff, and students.  Community members and students with children are allowed, but need to understand that they are in charge of the child's behavior.
  • Any activities that are illegal by state or federal law.
  • Patrons who are loud or creating unnecessary noise in designated quiet zones.
  • Violating any policies related to campus computers.
  • Harassment or threats towards library patrons or staff.

Food & Drinks

The Library allows food and drinks to be in any of the public spaces and asks that patrons bringing in food are respectful of the library facilities and clean up after themselves.

Closing Policy

The doors to the Library will be closed 10 minutes before the closing time.  Patrons will be reminded that the Library will be closing and asked to leave in order for our closing staff to complete their end of day procedures. 

Library Classrooms

The CWC Library has two classrooms located on the second floor of the building.  Both rooms have access to a computer, projector, and zoom capabilities.

Please contact CWC Facilities Rentals to inquire about hosting an event in the classrooms.

Or call Debbie Graham at  307-855-2036


Collection Development Policy

Collection Development is the process of building useful, balanced collections over time within a set budget based on the assessed, ongoing information needs of the library’s users. It also includes selection criteria, resource sharing, replacement of items, and routine deaccessioning. The collection development policy guides the Central Wyoming College Library in selecting materials that support our community and enhance the existing collections.

Statement of Purpose

The collection development policy establishes the goals for cultivating a collection that supports the mission and values of the Library.  These include support of learning, scholarship, and research; equitable access to information; and responsible stewardship in providing access to resources.  See for the complete mission and values statement.

The collection development policy offers guidance to the Library in selecting a varied and balanced collection of resources in a fiscally responsible and cost-effective manner.  A collection development policy aims to establish the criteria within which the Library obtains resources related to teaching and research, optimizes the use of funds, and balances the resource needs among the college departments.

The full policy can be viewed here.