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In accordance with WMU's safety protocols, all students, faculty and staff must present a green badge in order to enter Waldo Library and the Zhang Legacy Collections Center. Both Waldo and Zhang are now open to the public as well. Members of the public will be asked to complete a short health survey before entering the building. Masks are also mandatory inside library buildings at this time.

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  • Get all our fall news

    All floors and book stacks as well as most services and spaces in Waldo Library will reopen on Sept. 1. Want to stay up to date on all of this and more?

  • For Faculty and Instructors: What to expect from the Libraries this fall

    From fully reopening Waldo Library and Zhang Legacy Collections Center to creating a new Information Literacy Microcourse, we're ready to support you and your students during the fall semester.

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  • Small Stewart Archive

    The Small Stewart Archive documents award-winning, local authors David Small and Sara Stewart's artistic, literary and intellectual pursuits, spanning from the 1970s through the present. Art and artifacts from this collection will be featured in exhibits and events around the Kalamazoo community this fall.

    It's a David Small World: A Journey Through Life and Art

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  • Sept. 2, 2021 – This fall, the University Libraries will transform the Swain Education Library into a space for student programming and academic support. Located in Sangren Hall, Swain will now host campus partners focused on peer tutoring, global and community engagement and student entrepreneurship, in addition to continued space for library instruction and events.

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Author Talk with Sarah Stewart

Date: Sep. 23
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Zhang Legacy Collections Center

Sarah Stewart, local author and master gardener, will read a brief excerpt from her forthcoming book on the philosophy of gardening. The audience is invited to participate in a Q&A following the reading. Registration requested.

The Detroit Muslim Storytelling Project: An Oral History Initiative

Date: Sep. 23
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Webex

Join guest scholar Mark Crain and associate professor Dr. Alisa Perkins to learn how the Detroit Muslim Storytelling Project is capturing and documenting oral histories in order to build and disseminate knowledge about the history and scope of African-American Muslim community leadership in Detroit. Register now.