Study Rooms

Current Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff can reserve study rooms at Waldo Library. Reserve a study room ahead of time or present your Bronco Card at the Service Desk to check one out.

Group study rooms (2-10 people)

We have seven group study rooms at Waldo Library for groups of two or more. These study rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours, 14 days in advance. Additional time can be given if there are no other scheduled reservations.

All group study rooms feature tables, chairs and whiteboards. Ask for markers for the whiteboards at the Service Desk. Some of the rooms have large monitors or projectors that you can use with your laptop. Cables and adapters are available in the rooms or for check out.

  • Group study room locations
    Library/room nameRoom locationSeats up toFeatures
    Waldo, Room 1Lower Level, across from central staircase10Large monitor
    Waldo, Room 2Lower Level, across from central staircase6Large monitor
    Waldo Room 3Lower Level, near Classroom B6 
    Waldo, Room 4Lower Level, near Classroom B. Entrance is through Group Study Room 310 
    Waldo, Room 52nd Floor, center of the building10Large monitor
    Waldo, Room 62nd Floor, center of the building6 
    Waldo, Room 72nd Floor, near the Makerspace4Large monitor
  • Group study room use
    • Your room may be re-assigned if you are more than 15 minutes late for your reserved time.
    • No room keys will be dispensed with less than 2 hours until closing.
    • All keys must be returned no less than 1 hour before the library closes. You will be charged a $42 fee if you lose the room key.
    • You are responsible for reimbursing the Libraries for any damage occurring during your time in the room.
    • Noise levels must be low enough so that other library patrons, including those in other group study rooms, are not disturbed.
    • No items may be put on or in front of the windows of the group study rooms.
    • You must comply with all public address announcements while in a group study room.
    • Do not leave any material(s) in the group study rooms.

Individual study rooms (1 person)

When you need a quiet place to study, we have 11 individual study rooms at Waldo Library that you can use. Six of these study rooms can be reserved for up to 4 hours, 14 days in advance. The other five study rooms can be reserved for an entire day.

All individual study rooms are equipped with a desk and chair.

  • Individual study room locations
    Library/room nameRoom locationReservation period
    Waldo, Room 3046 3rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student Commons4 hours
    Waldo, Room 30473rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student Commons4 hours
    Waldo, Room 30483rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student Commons4 hours
    Waldo, Room 30493rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student Commons4 hours
    Waldo, Room 30503rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student Commons4 hours
    Waldo, Room 30513rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student Commons4 hours
    Waldo, Room 30523rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student CommonsAll day
    Waldo, Room 30533rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student CommonsAll day
    Waldo, Room 30543rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student CommonsAll day
    Waldo, Room 30553rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student CommonsAll day
    Waldo, Room 30563rd Floor, center of the building, adjacent to the Graduate Student CommonsAll day
  • Individual study room use
    • Your individual study room with a 4 hour max time limit may be re-assigned if you are more than 15 minutes late for your reserved time.
    • No room keys will be dispensed with less than 2 hours until closing.
    • All keys must be returned no later than 2 hours before closing. You will be charged a $42 fee if you lose the room key.
    • You are responsible for reimbursing the Libraries for any damage occurring during your time in the room.
    • Noise levels must be low enough so that other library patrons, including those in other individual study rooms, are not disturbed.
    • No items may be put on or in front of the windows of the individual study rooms.
    • You must comply with all public address announcements while in an individual study room.
    • Do not leave any material(s) in the individual study rooms.

Policy

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