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Changes to Library Collections: Changes have been made to our subscriptions and collections in order to address the financial constraints affecting our university. You may not notice a difference because we still have millions of books and online resources for you to discover and use. Or, you may find that some resources you have used in the past are not available for immediate access.

Connect with one of our subject librarians to learn more about which resources are impacted and to address your needs going forward. Visit our Library Collections Budget Reduction guide for more information about changes to our collections.

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Search for an article on your research topic. 

Books and media

Search for books, ebooks, videos, audio recordings and more.


Find a database by name or browse alphabetically.


Browse for an online journal by title, subject or ISSN using the BrowZine Library.

Open education resources (OER)

Find educational materials that can be freely used, changed and shared with others.

Reserves, electronic and course-related

Access materials reserved by your instructor for use during your course. Watch our video on how to access e-reserves.

Reserves, textbooks

Find textbooks that are on reserve at one of our library locations.

Subject and course guides

Use guides created by experts at WMU Libraries to help you with your course work or research project.

Textbook alternatives

Find alternative options to textbooks offered through University Libraries.


Search for DVDs, videotapes and streaming videos. See also streaming video databases available through WMU Libraries. 

Not sure the type of item you’re looking for? Use our Library Search a one-stop search tool for items available through University Libraries

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Archives and regional history collections

Learn about the history of WMU and southwest Michigan through photographs, letters, oral histories and more.

Digital collections

Browse through historically significant items from photographs and artwork to diaries and manuscripts that have been digitized and made available to you online.

Education collections

Learn about our education collections like the curriculum enrichment collection and K-12 student and teacher edition textbook collection.

Government documents collection

Find information from the federal government. University Libraries is a depository for U.S. government publications and for documents from the State of Michigan.

Map collections

Browse more than 190,000 maps and 2,300 atlases as well as gazetteers, soil surveys and climatological publications.

Music and dance collections

Learn about our music and dance collections including books, music scores, audio and video recordings, and WMU School of Music performances.


Discover WMU publications, research and scholarly activities.

Special collections

Explore our special collections from pop-up books to medieval manuscripts. We have more than 41,000 books. 

WMU authors collections

Find materials produced by members of the WMU community.

WMU website archives

See select WMU websites archived since 2016.