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

We provide free access to over 960,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and other parts of the U.S. West. To get more involved, see Member Resources.

2018 Meeting

MWDL Member Repositories Meeting and MWDL Digitization Meeting

July 10-11, 2018

MWDL Hubs Only Meeting
This meeting provides an opportunity for MWDL’s hosting hubs to work towards realizing the collaborative vision of maximizing public access and connecting people with digitized primary source materials.

MWDL Community Day
This meeting provides the community an opportunity to participate in, and learn about best practices, challenges, and workflows for digitization and preservation, and the impact of this work on the community at large. Learn what it takes to engage people that have a common interest in genealogy, research, history, and more!

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

MWDL Meeting Summer 2018
10-11, July, 2018
MWDL Member Repositories Meeting and MWDL Digitization Meeting
MWDL Webinar Series
Webinar recording now available
On large scale content migration from CDM to SolPhal.
MWDL Meeting Summer 2017
8-9 June, 2017
MWDL Member Repositories Meeting and MWDL Digitization Committee Meeting

MWDL Webinar Series
8 March, 2017
Free MWDL Webinar on Linked Data

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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 State Historical Society
Utah State Historical Society 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.