Swain Education Library

University Libraries has started a gradual process of reopening. Waldo Library’s first-floor lobby is now open for limited services to WMU users. All other areas within Waldo Library and all branch libraries remain closed at this time.

Swain Education Library supports the programs within the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. Located on the second floor of Sangren Hall, it is home to books, reserves, periodicals and reference materials. Our curriculum enrichment collection includes children’s fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books. We also have an extensive K-12 student and teacher edition textbook collection.

Our library staff is ready to assist you with our collections, spaces, technology or whatever you need. If you have a question, just ask us! Need help with a research project or assignment? Contact one of our subject librarians.

Most books can be borrowed and checked out. Some items have restrictions. Through our library, you also have access to online resources like databases, journals, and subject guides.

The Education Library offers computing and printing services too. This includes 22 computer workstations and two printers/scanners that print both black and white and color. We also have a computer classroom with 36 computers that may be available when not in use as a classroom.



Education collections


Swain Education Library hours


Visitors may park in the metered spaces east of Sangren Hall (Lots 68 and 69). Payment at a meter may be made with U.S. quarters or through the ParkMobile app.

Parking lot permit restrictions are not enforced between 4 p.m. Friday and 12:01 a.m. Monday. During this time, visitors may park for free at meters, in dorm lots A, C, F or K, and in W parking lots. Some lots allow other WMU permits after 5 p.m. Check the sign at each lot.

Guest permits can be purchased at the Parking Services office or online.

Campus map

Visitor parking

Contact info

Outside of Dalton Center building.Swain Education Library

Sangren Hall, Second Floor, Room 2800
(269) 387-5223

Mailing address:

1903 W. Michigan Ave.
WMU mail stop: 5214
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Physical address:

2050 W. Michigan Ave.
Latitude 42.284048, Longitude -85.614575