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.

  • 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. Read WMU's current policies related to COVID-19, including badging and mask requirements. Masks are mandatory inside Waldo Library at this time.

WMU community

In accordance with WMU's safety protocols, all students, faculty and staff must present a green badge in order to enter Waldo Library. A Bronco Card is required to enter the building after 8 p.m.


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.

Today's hours

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Room and spaces

Finding your way around

Computing and printing

  • 200+ workstations

    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


Mailing address

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

Physical address

1090 Arcadia Loop
Latitude 42.282194, Longitude -85.613741


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.

Guest permits 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.