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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.

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.