Borrow and Request

Important Notice: If you have library materials checked out, keep them at home until the shelter-in-place order is lifted. Use your online library account to renew materials until August 14. If you can’t renew your items, don’t worry—we have suspended all fines and fees for late returns for all items until further notice.

Once the order is lifted, books can be returned to our drop boxes or by mail. Living outside of the Kalamazoo area? You can keep your books until you return to campus—fine-free. 

If you have questions about your account, call us at (269) 387-5059 or contact us online.

Borrow Items | Request Items

Borrow Items

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.

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 in you don’t have one. 

Note: All requests through interlibrary loan are being delivered via intercampus mail or UPS at this time. Campus mail items can be picked up at WMU Central Receiving (1201 Oliver St) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon. We'll reach out to you when your item has been sent.


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.


MeLCat requesting has been suspended until further notice in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Michigan's shelter-in-place order. Any materials you have can be renewed through your MyMeLCat account

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 at one of our libraries.

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.