Borrow and Request

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Borrow from wmu libraries

My library account

View your library account and see items you have currently checked out, confirm due dates and renew items. Guest borrowers are provided access when given their guest borrower’s card.

Pick up at Waldo Library

  • Within the item description in Library Search, click the "Place Hold, Reserve or Recall Item" link in the Physical section, leaving the “Ship to my address” field blank.
  • Once you have placed your online request, University Libraries will retrieve the item, package it for pick up and hold it at Waldo Library.
  • You will receive a notice through your wmich.edu email account when the item is ready for pick up.

Ship to you

  • Within the item description in Library Search, click the “Place Hold, Reserve or Recall Item" link in the Physical section.
  • Add your complete mailing address to the "Ship to my address field," including zip code and/or apartment or building number. Items cannot be shipped to a PO Box.
  • Your item will be shipped to this address within 2-4 business days.

Borrowing policies

Learn about borrowing periods, renewing items, returning items and more.

Equipment checkout

Find out how to check out chargers, headphones, adapters and other equipment while you’re in the library.

Loaner laptops and webcams

Find out how to check out a PC laptop computer or webcam for an entire semester. Available to any student enrolled at WMU.

Borrow from other libraries

Interlibrary loan account

Borrow an item from one of 70,000 libraries worldwide if we don’t have what you are looking for. Simply sign in with your Bronco NetID and password. You’ll automatically be asked to create a new Interlibrary Loan account if you don’t have one.

Pick up at Waldo Library

  • From the University Libraries homepage, click the "Request it/Shipt it" button in the gray bar.
  • Select request form in menu on the left, complete the form and submit the request.
  • Once your item has arrived at Waldo Library, you will receive a notice through your wmich.edu email account when it is ready for pick up. 

Ship to you

  • From the University Libraries homepage, click the "Request it/Ship it" button in the gray bar.
  • Select request form in menu on the left and complete the form.
  • Add your address to the Notes section in the form and submit the request.
  • Your item will be shipped to this address. 

MeLCat account

Search MeLCat (Michigan eLibrary Catalog) to find and order books, music, audio and more from Michigan libraries. Use your Western identification number (WIN) as the library card number when logging in to MeLCat. Your request will be delivered to Waldo Library. You will be contacted by email when your item is available for pick up.

WorldCat

Search books and other materials from libraries around the world. If you are not on the WMU network, you will need to log in with your Bronco NetID and password.

Request items

Document delivery

Request a journal article or book chapter be delivered to you using your Interlibrary Loan account.

Book delivery

Request a book be delivered to you by intercampus mail. For WMU faculty and staff only. 

Recommend a new item

Suggest we add a new book, video, database or other item to University Libraries.