News, Events, and Workshops

Extended Service Hours at Waldo

During the busy time at the end of the spring semester, services at the circulation and reference desks are extended later into the night for extra help for students. See the details at the front information desk and door postings.


Library Friends Group Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 17, 5 pm

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center building, Downtown Kalamazoo.


Waldo Library finalist in national photo contest - joins 3 Kalamazoo County libraries as tops

Thanks for voting for WMU's Library Photo

Waldo Library made the finals in the national Your Beautiful Library Photo Contest! Three finalists, out of 25 total, are Kalamazoo County libraries and all four Michigan finalists are in west Michigan! Kalamazoo Public Library; Lawrence Memorial Public Library, Climax; and Muskegon Library were finalists in addition to Waldo.

Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning Company, the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 13-19. There are cash prizes for Best of Show and the other categories in the contest. Waldo is in the 'best curb appeal' category. The entry is depicted below.

Information is also on  the Facebook page of Dwight B. Waldo Library:


Well-Marked Quiet Zones in University Libraries

Quiet zones are easier to locate

Students and other readers will find it easier to locate quiet study areas in Waldo Library and the Music and Dance Library. Updated library maps will designate the quiet zones and new signage is posted at the entry into those areas. New notations are also attached to study tables as reminders. Library users are asked to please respect those around them in these areas and keep noise to a minimum. For audio files being used on the computers there are ear buds available for purchase at the Waldo Library Copy Center, and the Music and Dance Library has many computers equipped with headphones. The Education Library in Sangren Hall has a separate quiet room with study tables.

The central stairwell is the designated cell phone area on all floors in Waldo and contains benches for phone conversations. Please note that Waldo and the WMU branch libraries are not designated as ‘Quiet Libraries’ so team meetings, tutoring, and other quiet talking are permitted/encouraged. Patrons seeking solitude should use the quiet zones.