Pickup and shipping of library materials now available

Book on a shelf at Waldo Library.
Posted by Angela Brcka on

Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff can now request items borrowed from University Libraries or another library be held for pickup at Waldo Library. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, we will also ship books to your residence (in the U.S. only).

Use Library Search to find the item you want to borrow and follow the instructions below. If you are not logged in to your library account, you will see a yellow bar or button asking you to sign in first. 

Borrowing from WMU Libraries

Pick up at Waldo Library

  1. Within the item description in Library Search, click the "Place Hold, Reserve or Recall Item" link in the Physical section. 
  2. Once you have placed your online request, University Libraries will retrieve the item, package it for pick up and hold it at Waldo Library.
  3. You will receive a notice through your wmich.edu email account when the item is ready for pick up. 

Ship to you

  1. Within the item description in Library Search, click the "Request it/Ship it" link in the Physical section.
  2. Add your address to the Notes section in the form and submit the request.
  3. Your item will be shipped to this address.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

If the University Libraries does not have what you are looking for, you can use our Interlibrary Loan service to borrow books and articles from another library. 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.

Pick up at Waldo Library

  1. Within the item description in Library Search, click the "Request it/Ship it" link in the Physical section.
  2. Submit the request.
  3. Once your item has arrived at Waldo Library, you will receive a notice through your wmich.edu email account when it is ready for pick up. 

Ship to you

  1. Within the item description in Library Search, click the "Request it/Ship it" link in the Physical section.
  2. Add your address to the Notes section in the form and submit the request.
  3. Your item will be shipped to this address.