Rare Book Room

The Rare Book Room is home to Western Michigan University Libraries’ special collections. With more than 41,000 books and artifacts, you’ll find everything from children’s books and women’s poetry to medieval manuscripts.

Come Visit

Access to the unique resources in our special collections is available by appointment only at this time. We welcome visitors from on campus and off to come in for research and exploration.  

Request an appointment and learn more about how to have a safe and successful visit.

Materials must be used in the Rare Book Room and cannot be checked out.

Contact info

Rare Book Room

Waldo Library
Third Floor, Room 3016
(269) 387-5221
lib-rbr@wmich.edu