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Search for an article on your research topic. 

Books and media

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

Course reserves

Access materials reserved by your instructor for use during your course.


Find a database by name or browse alphabetically.


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

Subject and course guides

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

Textbook reserves

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


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

Browse By Collection

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 the collections available through Swain Education Library 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 the collections at Maybee Music and Dance Library including books on music and dance, 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.

Borrow and Request

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 their user name and password 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. Your request can be delivered to any one of our libraries. You will be contacted by email when your item is available for pick up.

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.

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 new items

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