One Service Desk

Waldo Service Desk

Starting in August 2017 Waldo Library will have one main service point for users, located in the atrium (first floor entrance) of Waldo Library. So now, instead of going to 2, 3 or more desks in Waldo for reserves, research questions, inter-library loan, or check out, etc., there is one Service Desk for all services. Subject librarians will continue to be available for consultation and instruction as in the past. All services will be available more hours - until closing. Waldo Library Service Desk  (269) 387-5059. 
Collage of images that are part of the digital collections

Libraries put WMU on Digital Map

Eighteen unique WMU-held historical collections are now part of a national digital library database completing a large library metadata project. Images from WMU Libraries digital collections have been harvested into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a major online national library initiative. This makes our local digital collections more widely available across the US and globally. Topics range from beer and food to Civil War diaries to Medieval Manuscripts and midcentury - midwest photos.

Photo of new orange chairs and couches

Many Improvements at Waldo

University Libraries are working to improve the Waldo Library user experience in multiple ways. Starting in August 2017 there will be one service desk located in the atrium (first floor entrance) of Waldo Library. A large area of the first floor in Waldo has been designed with modern, movable furniture to create more flexible study and work spaces. Also, the maps collection is being relocated at the to the second floor and will be accessible all hours that the library is open.

September 29

Viewing of the Radbertus Manuscript Rare 12th-century manuscript will be on display with commentary given by Dr. Elizabeth Teviotdale, Waldo Library, third floor, noon to 1 p.m. Free.

October 6

Graphic Design Art Hop Show Opening night, showing 50 West Michigan designs from the larger archives, Zhang Legacy Center, 1650 Oakland Dr., 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission.