Libraries and museums

Wyoming was served by 23 county public library systems, with 2,359,732 volumes, in 2000. Public library circulation was 3,711,000 during the same period. The University of Wyoming, in Laramie, had 1,227,000 volumes and 12,960 periodical subscriptions in 2000. Total public library income in 2000 was $14,539,000; including $72,695 in federal funds. Libraries spent 70.5% of this income on staff, and 11.5% on collections. There are at least 53 museums and historic sites, including the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne; the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody), which exhibits paintings by Frederic Remington; and the anthropological, geological, and art museums of the University of Wyoming at Laramie.