Computing and Printing

Use our computers | Charge your devices | Print | Scan | Copy | Microform scanners | Computer classrooms

University Libraries has the computing and printing services you need to get your assignments or research projects done.

Use our computers

Students sitting at computer workstations in the library.We have over 230 computers available for use across all University Libraries locations. Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff can sign in to these computers using their Bronco NetID (BNID) and password. Visitors can ask for a guest login at the Service Desk.

Before signing out of one of our computers, be sure to save your work to a flash drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive or other cloud services. Any files left on a public computer are deleted when you sign out. You will automatically be signed out of the computer after 15 minutes of inactivity.

Need technical support? Ask for help at the Service Desk at each location. The Office of Information Technology also has a Mobile Help Desk at Waldo Library on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters to help with your computer hardware, software and mobile device-related questions or problems.

All use of library computers is subject to our Acceptable Computer Use Policy.

Dual-Monitor Stations

At Waldo Library, there are 24 computers with two monitors on the first floor and four on the second floor.

Special Software

Ten computers in Waldo Library have the complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. Another ten computers in Waldo have Maple, Minitab and SPSS statistical software installed along with six computers at Swain Education Library. We also have four computers in our Graduate Student Commons with the Creative Cloud suite and statistical software. Ask at the Service Desk for directions to these computers.

Accessible Computers

All of our public computers have the screen reader NVDA. There are also four computers at the Swain Education Library with JAWS. Ask a staff member at the Service Desk if you need help starting NVDA or JAWS. Headphones can be checked out at each Service Desk.

Charge your devices

Electrical outlets and USB plugs for charging personal devices are available throughout our libraries, including right on the furniture on the first floor of Waldo Library. Various device chargers are available for check out at the Service Desk.

Connect to wifi

Campus wireless networks are available throughout the Libraries. Students, faculty and staff can connect laptops or other devices to the WMU Secure networks. Visitors can access the wireless network using WMU Guest. The Guest wireless network does not require a password. 

Print

Print stations at Waldo Library.Quota printing is available in all University Libraries locations. If you are a WMU student, faculty member or staff member signed in to a workstation with your BNID, your document is sent to a queue when you print. Go to any release station to release your print from the queue and print your document. Visit Lab Printing for complete details.

Visitors can print PDF, JPEG or TIFF files from a USB drive at any of the public copy machines at the self-service copy rate.

Printers at Waldo Library are on the lower level, first floor and second floor as well as in the Graduate Student Commons on the third floor. Swain Education Library and Maybee Music and Dance Library also have printers. Color printing is available on the first floor of Waldo Library, in the Graduate Student Commons and in the Education Library.

Wireless Printing

As WMU students, faculty and staff, you can print documents from your laptop or mobile device and release the print from any print release station. See Wireless Lab Printing for instructions.

Scan

Documents can be scanned to your email address at any one of our print locations for free. See instructions on or near the printers for details.

Copy

Black and white copiers are on all floors in Waldo Library, at Maybee Music and Dance Library and at Swain Education Library. A color copier is located on the first floor of Waldo Library.

Cost of Self-Service Copies (per side)

Size/TypeBlack & White CopiesColor Copies
8-1/2 x 11 $0.10 $0.50
8-1/2 x 14 $0.10 $0.50 (one side only)
11 X 17 $0.20 Not available
Transparencies Not available Not available

Copiers accept coins, $1 bills and $5 bills.

The Zhang Legacy Collections Center also has a black and white copier that you can use with help from an employee. The cost is $0.20 per side.

Microform scanners

You can use microform scanners to read microfilm, microfiche and other microformats. You can also print from the computers attached to the scanner just like other public computers in the Libraries. See printing instructions above.

Microform scanners are in Waldo Library on the lower level and second floor and at the Zhang Legacy Collection Center.

Computer classrooms

Students listening to a presentation in computer classroom at Waldo Library.University Libraries has three computer classrooms for instructional purposes. All of these classrooms feature projectors, printers and whiteboards.

Call the Waldo Library Service Desk at (269) 387-5178 for details on how to reserve these classrooms.

Classroom NameLocationCapacityComputers
Classroom A Waldo Library, first floor 35 20
Classroom B Waldo Library, lower level 15 15
Classroom E Swain Education Library, Sangren Hall 36 36