Waldo Library reopens for spring semester

Student sitting at laptop in Waldo Library first floor.
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Waldo Library’s first floor will reopen for the spring semester on Thursday, January 7. The Library continues to be open to WMU users only at this time. Be sure to bring your Bronco Card with you to access the building.

New for spring semester

Sundays: noon to 7 p.m. Mondays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays: closed 

We will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

New hours

Waldo Library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7 and 8. On Monday, Jan. 11, we will begin new hours for the spring semester. We have temporarily reduced hours for Jan. 11–14 due to the delayed start of in-person classes.

Computer workstations added

Waldo Library has worked with the Office of Information Technology to transition computers from the University Computing Center to the Library. This includes five computers equipped with engineering software and six Macs.

You can reserve an engineering computer before your visit. 

Learning Glass Studio reopens

The Learning Glass Studio has been temporarily relocated to the first floor at Waldo Library. Learning Glass is a tool for recording lectures and presentations that allows you to write notes on a lightboard while facing the viewer.

The Learning Glass Studio will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To keep everyone safe, only one appointment will be accepted each day. To reserve the studio or to learn more, email Alex Teal.

Multimedia Editing Studio reopens

The Multimedia Editing Studio has also been temporarily relocated to the first floor at Waldo Library. This studio gives you access to equipment and software to do post-production work on your video and audio projects including an iMac Pro-Education computer, speakers and microphones, and a piano keyboard with 61 full-sized keys and a pedal. 

The Multimedia Editing Studio will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To keep everyone safe, only one appointment will be accepted each day. To reserve the studio or to learn more, email Alex Teal.

Plan for your library visit

Stacks remain closed

To help reduce the spread of infection, all book stacks will remain closed for the spring semester. You may place requests for materials at the service desk. We will retrieve items for you. 

Place hold requests before you come

To minimize your wait time, you can place holds for materials online using Library Search before you arrive. You can then pick up materials at Waldo Library or we can ship them to you.

Reserve a seat or computer ahead of time

Plan for your visit by reserving a chair, table or computer station online for a specific day and time. You may make one reservation per day for up to four hours. We will hold reservations for only 30 minutes, so remember to check in when you arrive. Seating and computers are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to expect when you visit

To learn more about what to expect when you visit Waldo Library this spring, check out our Visit Us page.

Need help? We're standing by.

Our subject librarians can help you with library resources, citing sources, research projects, class assignments and more. They are available by video chat, phone and email.

For general questions, contact us by phone, email or chat.

How we are keeping you safe

  • All employees are required to complete the COVID-19 health survey before working in Waldo Library. This includes checking themselves for a fever or other symptoms.
  • We require all employees and users to wear masks in our facility at all times. Use the floor markings to stay six feet apart from others.
  • We have installed plexiglass shields to protect you and our employees during transactions at the service desk.
  • With custodial support, we have implemented cleaning and sanitizing protocols for all areas of the facility open for use. High-touch areas, including door handles and restrooms, will be cleaned multiple times per day.
  • All materials and equipment are sanitized after they are returned and before being checked out to the next user. UVC cleaning devices are used to destroy pathogens and disinfect items.
  • Hand-sanitizing and cleaning supply stations have been added to all public areas.
  • We have limited the building occupancy to 150 people based on space available on the first floor.
  • We have rearranged our furniture to encourage social distancing between stations.
  • We have dedicated entrances and exits to encourage social distancing.

Learn more about WMU’s health and safety plan.