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.
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.
Room and spaces
Finding your way around
Computing and printing
Location and 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.
Questions about Waldo Library?
Our library staff is ready to assist you with our collections, spaces, technology or whatever you need.