Did you know that University Libraries provides free access to select textbooks? We have almost 600 textbooks on reserve for some of WMU’s most popular courses like biology, communications, chemistry and psychology.
Textbooks are available at the Waldo Library Service Desk or Education Library in Sangren. You can check one out for two hours at a time for use in the library. Search online or drop by and find out if we have the title you need.
Paul is the new Associate Dean at University Libraries. He will provide leadership to three library departments that oversee library resource management, IT services, archives, digital projects, GIS and data services, institutional repository, scholarly communications, and special collections.
We are pleased to welcome Stephanie Chapman to the position of Metadata Digital Resource Specialist at University Libraries. She will work with digitized materials to make them easier to find by creating proper metadata. Many are original resources created by WMU and published in image databases.
New in Waldo Library is a collaborative space to create and learn by doing. The Makerspace is operated by the Western Michigan University Innovation Club. It is dedicated to providing a free space where people can collaborate, experiment and learn. Open to the WMU community; Second Floor, Room 2030, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Longer fall semester hours at WMU Libraries are now in place at all four locations. Hours are posted on the web for Maybee Music and Dance Library in Dalton Center, Swain Education Library in Sangren Hall, Zhang Legacy Collections Center: Archives and Regional History on East Campus, and the main library, Waldo, in the center of campus. https://wmich.edu/library/hours. Special labs have their own hours.
The American Library Association (ALA) recognizes our Virtual Reality (VR) Lab in Waldo Library in an article about the Future of Libraries in the United States. The page on their website features 3 university libraries as they encourage other libraries to think about their future.