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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.

What to expect at Waldo Library

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.

Mask requirements

Masking is required for students, faculty, staff and visitors indoors when on campus or any other University-controlled properties.

Some spaces are open

Other spaces are still closed

  • Lower level
  • Group study rooms
  • Makerspace

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.

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.

Many of our resources are available to you online anytime, anywhere. There's remote access to course and subject guides, research databases,  course-related materials on reserve and more.

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.