Waldo Library

Waldo Library is the main library, located in the center 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.

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.

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Finding your way around

Location and parking


Mailing address

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

Physical address

1090 Arcadia Loop
Latitude 42.282194, Longitude -85.613741


Student, faculty and staff parking

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

Accessible parking

There are accessible spaces available in Lot 68, by Henry Hall, while Arcadia Loop is closed.

Visitor parking

Guest visitors may park in the metered spaces in Lot 68 and Lot 69, both by Henry Hall, or any other metered space on campus while Arcadia Loop is closed. Parking meter fees must be paid Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment 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.

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Questions about Waldo Library?

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