Waldo Library

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Waldo Library is Western Michigan University’s main library. Located in the heart of the main campus, we have everything from study spaces to rare books to innovative technologies like virtual reality. You can even move furniture, white boards and large-screen monitors around to create a workspace that meets your needs.

Our library staff is ready to assist you with our collections, spaces, technology or whatever you need. If you have a question, just ask us! Need help with a research project or assignment? Contact one of our subject librarians.

Most books can be borrowed and checked out. Some items have restrictions. Through our library, you also have access to online resources like databases, journals, and subject guides.

Waldo Library offers computing and printing services too. This includes 165 computer workstations as well as printers/scanners that print both black and white and color.

Faculty and instructors are invited to bring students for a hands-on experience using the records, manuscripts and other materials in our unique collections.




Waldo Library hours

A Bronco Card is required to enter Waldo Library when it’s open after 9 p.m. Waldo Library is open to the public before 9 p.m. on these days.

Visitors may park in the four metered spaces in the lot across the street from Waldo Library (Lot 27). Payment at a meter may be made with U.S. quarters or through the ParkMobile app.

Parking lot permit restrictions are not enforced between 4 p.m. Friday and 12:01 a.m. Monday. During this time, visitors may park for free at meters, in dorm lots A, C, F or K, and in W parking lots. Some lots allow other WMU permits after 5 p.m. Check the sign at each lot.

Guest permits can be purchased at the Parking Services office or online.

Campus map

Visitor parking

Contact info

Exterior of Waldo Library.Waldo Library

(269) 387-5059

Mailing address:

1903 W. Michigan Ave.
WMU mail stop: 5353
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Physical address: 

1090 Arcadia Loop
Latitude 42.282194, Longitude -85.613741