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A central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region.

We provide free access to over 1,000,000 resources from a network of universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and other parts of the U.S. West. To get more involved, see Member Resources.


MWDL as a DPLA Service Hub

In 2012 the Mountain West Digital Library was selected to be one of the first six service hubs for the Digital Public Library of America. DPLA was launched in 2013 as the national digital library in the United States, offering a single point of public access to millions of items from memory organizations around the country. Learn about the Mountain West Digital Library's role as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

Mountain West Digital Library Events

Upcoming Events

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Previous Events
2021 MWDL Virtual Annnual Meeting
April 7th, 2021
MWDL Hubs Only Meeting and MWDL Community Day
2020 MWDL Virtual Conference
June 1st & 2nd 2020
MWDL Hubs Only Meeting and MWDL Community Day
Arizona Memory Project Metadata Remediation
March 24th, 2020
Ryan Ehrfurth and Brandy Helewa of Arizona Memory Project share more on their recent metadata projects
Introduction to the MWDL Metadata Application Profile V3
March 12th, 2020
Teresa Hebron (MWDL) and Liz Woolcott (Utah State University) discuss the work of the 2018-19 Metadata Application Profile Revision Taskforce and the newest version of our metadata application profile, V3
GitHub for Libraries
February 4th, 2020
Emily Boss of University of Nevada, Reno, Teresa Hebron of Mountain West Digital Library, and Anna Neatrour of University of Utah Marriott Library discuss the many ways in which MWDL members are using GitHub for library projects
/rRiver Bottom Texture

Featured Collection

Salt Lake Community College Audiovisual Archives
Published by Salt Lake Community College Libraries

The Audiovisual Archives provides access to digitized archival materials related to the history of the College from its inception in 1949 as well as newer digital-born audiovisual resources. Tune in here to view contemporary digital stories, graduation ceremonies, convocations, promotional materials, special guest speakers, and other intriguing audiovisual resources. You can also listen to advertisements, talk radio shows, graduation ceremonies, convocations, special guest speakers, and other intriguing audio recordings about social concerns.

Rio Grande Depot Rio Grande Depot, 1912

Featured Partner

Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement
Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement Website

This extensive set of unique collections from the Utah State Historical Society contains tens of thousands of photographs depicting important parts of Utah history. We are located in the 1910 Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City.