Consult the Borrowing and Renewing Items page for complete borrowing information and how to obtain a Guest Borrower card.
You can get a one year guest borrower's card if you:
- Live within a 50-mile radius of Western Michigan University, and
- Are at least 18 years of age, and
- Present a photo identification with an address and proof of Social Security number
A guest borrower may borrow up to 10 items excluding class reserve items, audio and video formats, slides, or image CD-ROMs.
Librarians and staff help visitors find information and conduct research, choose “best” sources, and become independent users of the many resources (books, journals, government documents, and media) found online and in print in the University Libraries.
Visitors may sign into the Libraries' public computers using a guest account. Most databases are available to the public onsite, but due to licensing restrictions, a few are limited only to users with a valid Bronco NetID. Wi-Fi access is limited to users with valid Bronco NetIDs and visitors attending select conferences. Public computers do provide Internet access via the guest account.
Visitors need to save files to a USB flash drive and print using Libraries copiers at a cost of $0.10 per page. Detailed instructions.