Borrow and Request

Important Update: Requesting materials for pickup in Waldo Library is now available! You can also request items be shipped to your residence (U.S. only). Learn more about picking up and shipping library materials and other library updates.

Materials can now be returned to any of the outdoor drop boxes at Waldo Library. If you are not in the Kalamazoo area, learn about other ways to return your library materials.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.