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WRDS Library Circulation Policy


  • A limit of 10 items may be checked out.
  • Check out period is one month. Renewal of one month is available.
  • Must present a valid driver's license, federal ID, or UW ID to check out items.
  • Must be a citizen of the State of Wyoming, federal or state government employee, academic partner or individual contracted by the Wyoming Water Development Office to enjoy borrowing privileges.
  • Materials with holds are not renewable.
  • Reference materials are for in-house use only.

Borrower's Responsibility

  • Borrowing any materials from the Water Resources Data System Library constitutes agreement by the borrower to abide by its rules and regulations.
  • You must bring a picture ID (Driver's license, Federal ID, or UW ID) to check out material.
  • Email is our default communication method unless you specify regular mail.
  • You are responsible for all materials checked out and any fees or damages incurred.

Overdue or Lost Items

  • The WRDS Library does not charge fines for late materials. They are assumed to be lost and are billed as lost. Billing includes the replacement cost, a $20 processing fee and a non-refundable billing fee of $5 per item.
  • Overdue notices are a courtesy. Failure to receive these notices does not relieve you of the obligation to return material by the due date, nor does it constitute grounds for reducing any assessed fees.
  • Your borrowing privileges are suspended until overdue materials are returned or renewed.
  • Replacement bills are mailed to the borrower. Bill payments may be made at the WRDS Main Office (Room 249 Wyo Hall)
  • If you return overdue items, replacement and processing fees will be waived. You will still be charged the non-refundable billing fee of $5 per item.
  • If you believe that you have been billed incorrectly, contact the WRDS Library or Main Office.
  • If items you claim to have returned are not found in the library collections, you will be held responsible for their replacement.


Return items to library during open hours. Return items to main office (Wyo Hall 249) when library is closed. Material returned by mail should be insured and sent by services that provide tracking, (e.g., UPS, FedEx). Materials are not considered returned until received and checked in at the WRDS Library. Mailing address:

(UPS, FedEx)
Water Resources Data System
Dept. 3943
16th & Gibbon
Laramie, WY 82071
Water Resources Data System
Dept. 3943
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Patron Privacy

State privacy law (Wyo. Statute 16-4-203 (d)(ix) 1977) prohibits WRDS staff from divulging patron circulation and registration records except through legal process, order or subpoena through the Dean of the College of Engineering.`

Copying and Scanning

There are no public copying or scanning facilities in the WRDS Library.

Contact Numbers/Email

Library: 307-766-6661
Main Office: 307-766-6651