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. Read WMU's current policies related to COVID-19, including badging and mask requirements. Masks are mandatory inside Waldo Library at this time.
Waldo Library is now open to the public most days until 8 p.m., while late evening hours are reserved for WMU students and employees only. To keep everyone safe, members of the public will be asked to complete a short health survey before entering the building.
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
Visitors may park in the four metered spaces in the lot across the street from Waldo Library (Lot 27). 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.
Questions about Waldo Library?
Our library staff is ready to assist you with our collections, spaces, technology or whatever you need.