Waldo Library

Waldo Library is the main library, located in the heart of Western Michigan University's main campus. With late-night hours, a café, personalized expert help, and a wide range of spaces and technologies, Waldo Library is both a casual gathering place and a dynamic academic center for research.

Alert

Waldo Library's lower level is closed for construction. Request materials ordinarily located on this floor through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Millions of books

  • Comfortable study spaces

  • Help when you need it

What to expect

We follow all state mandates and University guidance to keep you safe on campus. In accordance with WMU's COVID-19 protocols, masks are optional in Waldo Library at this time.

Waldo Library is open to the public most days until 8 p.m., while late evening hours are reserved for WMU students and employees only. A Bronco Card is required to enter the building after 8 p.m.

We have also identified computers in a specific area for public use at this time. Check in at the Service Desk to get your guest login and find out which computer to use.

Today's hours

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Room and spaces

Finding your way around

Computing and printing

  • Use one of our public computers to work on your assignments or research projects. Need to print something? You can print from our computers to print release stations in the library or wirelessly from your own device.

    More about computing and printing

Location and parking

Location

Mailing address

1903 W. Michigan Ave.
WMU mail stop: 5353
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Physical address

1090 Arcadia Loop
Latitude 42.282194, Longitude -85.613741

Parking

WMU students, faculty and staff must adhere to University Parking Regulations when visiting Waldo Library. Parking permits are enforced from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are accessible spaces available in the lot across the street from Waldo Library (Lot 27) behind Moore Hall.

Guest visitors may park in the four metered spaces in the circle drive in front of Moore Hall (Lot 71). Payment at a meter can be made with U.S. quarters or through the ParkMobile app. Guest permits are also available and can be purchased at the Parking Services office or online.

Contact us

Questions about Waldo Library?

Our library staff is ready to assist you with our collections, spaces, technology or whatever you need.