Consult the Borrowing and Renewing Items page for complete borrowing information.
A guest borrower may borrow up to 10 items excluding class reserve items, audio and video formats, slides, or image CD-ROMs. For more information on obtaining a guest borrower's card, please contact User Services at (269) 387-5059 during open library hours.
You may obtain a one year guest borrower's card if you:
- Live within a 50-mile radius of Western Michigan University, and
- Are at least 18 years of age, and
- Present a photo identification with an address and proof of Social Security number
Librarians and staff help visitors find information and conduct research, choose “best” sources, and become independent users of the many resources (books, journals, government documents, and media) found online and in print in the University Libraries.
Visitors may sign in to the Libraries' public computers using a guest account. Stop by the Service Desk to obtain a guest user name and password. Public computers do provide internet access via the guest account. Most databases are available to the public onsite, but due to licensing restrictions, a few are limited only to users with a valid Bronco NetID.
Wireless network access is available to everyone. Visitors may use the WMU Guest network. This password is available at the Service Desk. WMU students, faculty and staff should use either WMU Secure (preferred) or WMU Open.
Visitors need to save files to a USB flash drive and print using Libraries copiers at a cost of $0.10 per page. Detailed instructions.