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New Library Search Interface

An updated and more secure version of WMU Libraries Library Search will be rolled out on Monday, December 18. The search box on the home page will be unchanged but the search results will have a slightly different look along with increased security. Try it now or continue to use the classic version.

24 hours Open, Waldo. Starts 10 am Sunday Dec. 10 at 10 am through Dec. 14 midnight.

Extended Library Hours

Extended Exam Hours begin Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th. Waldo will be open 24 hours a day starting Sunday, Dec. 10 through Thursday, Dec. 14 at midnight. Bronco Card door-swipe will be required 2 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Enjoy using the many areas for exam study including team meeting spaces, comfortable new seating, and quiet study zones. The front service desk will be open for assistance. Visit for details.


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Double Monitors and Special Software

Yes, now in Waldo Library.

Over 25 public computers in Waldo Library now have two monitors. Your work can be spread out to view more whether you are doing spreadsheets or multiple documents. Look for them on the first and second floors.

Also, special software is now available on some of the dual-monitor computers. Some have the Statistical packages SPSS, Minitab, and Maple. Other dual-monitor computers have the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and much more. Look for the labels or ask for directions at the Waldo Service Desk.

Libraries extends access for the visually impaired

The University Libraries has installed NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) on all 240 public computers in Waldo Library, Swain Education Library in Sangren Hall, Maybee Music and Dance Library in Dalton Center, and the Zhang Legacy Center; Archives and Regional History Collections.  NVDA is a screen reader which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.  Blind and vision impaired students can now take advantage of Waldo Library’s extended hours to use the public computers. If needed, use your headphones or there are several pair for check out at the Waldo service desk.


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.

December 12

Holiday book exhibit (through Jan. 2) Featuring holiday books for children and adults, including Dickens, Warhol, pop-ups, classics and miniatures, Waldo Library's main lobby, open during library hours. Free.