Waldo Library's main entrance will be temporarily closed through August due to concrete replacement around Stewart Tower. Follow posted signage and enter Waldo Library through the University Computing Center's southwest entrance. Masks are required inside library buildings at this time.
Just like campus life looks and feels different this year, so does life in the library. Here's what you need to know about visiting the University Libraries this summer.
- Waldo Library is open for the summer sessions. Be sure to check library hours before your visit and see what to expect below.
- Zhang Legacy Collections Center is open by appointment only for the 2020-21 academic year. Request an appointment and learn more about how to have a safe and successful visit.
- Swain Education Library in Sangren Hall is closed for the 2020-21 academic year. This space will be temporarily used for the Solution Squad, a service hub that provides academic and technical support to students.
- Maybee Music and Dance Library in Dalton Center has been closed permanently. The College of Fine Arts will utilize this space for other activities.
Campus return information and policies
We follow all state mandates and university guidance to keep you safe on campus. Read WMU's current policies related to COVID-19, including badging and mask requirements.
Learn more about the WMU's Fall 2021 return to campus.
Masking is required for students, faculty, staff and visitors indoors when on campus or any other University-controlled properties.
Some spaces are open
- First, second and third floors are now open including the book stacks on these floors
- Individual study tables on the first floor, second and third floors
- Computing and printing on the first floor
- Graduate Student Commons
- Learning Glass Studio
- Multimedia Editing Studio
- Research carrels for assigned users who have completed the check-in process
- Virtual Reality Lab
Other spaces are still closed
- Lower level
- Group study rooms
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.
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 live chat.
Community user access and guest borrowing
To help limit the potential spread of COVID-19, we have suspended the guest borrowing program and public computer access at this time. We recommend that community users request WMU Libraries materials through the MeLCat program at their public library. MeLCat requests will be delivered to a participating library for pickup. Requests for general computer access will not be honored at this time.
Community users may submit requests for limited access to the government documents collection by using this form.