Swain Library

Swain Library is a space for fostering student collaboration, engagement and academic success. The Western Michigan University campus partners that share this space focus on peer tutoring, global and community engagement, and student entrepreneurship and support. Swain Library is part of University Libraries and helps to move forward our mission to fuel discovery and exploration in new ways. 

Hours and location

  • Hours Hours vary. Check campus partners' websites for program and service hours.

  • Location Swain Library is located on the second floor of Sangren Hall, adjacent to Flossie's Café.

Campus partners

  • Center for Community Engagement

    A project within the College of Education and Human Development focused on facilitating connections between student volunteers and community organizations.

  • Global Learning Academy

    A hub for student collaboration and global engagement programming and projects operated by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

    About Global Learning Academy

  • Peer Academic Success Coaching

    A program of Student Success Services that connects students with support from a peer coach to help them optimize their academic performance and achieve their goals.

    About Peer Academic Success Coaching

  • Starting Gate

    A student business accelerator program operated by the Haworth College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

    About Starting Gate

Quotes

  • Our partners will support students academically and help them discover their potential in a globally connected community.

    Julie Garrison, dean of University Libraries

  • The space in Swain Library will be a gathering place for community organizations to share information about their programs with our students.

    Regena Fails Nelson, chair and professor in Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies.

  • Sharing this new space with the other partner programs broadens that available network and will inevitably spark creativity.

    Dr. Laurel Ofstein, director of operations of Starting Gate