Student Resources

The School of Social Work at Western Michigan University provides links to many resources to assist you.

WMU student resources


Study rooms
Waldo Library and Swain Education Library, both on main campus, have study rooms which can be reserved online here. The Learning Resource Center on the first floor of the College of Health and Human Services has two group study rooms and one larger conference room which can be reserved by visiting the circulation desk at the LRC or calling (269) 387-8486.
You can find the hours for the WMU Libraries online here. During the fall 2019 semester, Waldo Library (the main campus library) will be open Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 am, Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00am. The Learning Resource Center in the College of Health and Human Services will be open Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm, Friday-Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Full hours for the LRC are available here.

Off-Campus library access 
The WMU Libraries has millions of books, journal articles, videos, and more online. Most are accessible through the Library Search platform (just search for a topic or title and then select “full text online”) or through subject-specific databases (select a subject area from the drop-down menu at the top). If WMU Libraries doesn’t have access to an item, whether in print or online, you can request a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan. This typically takes 1-2 days for electronic items, and usually about 1-2 weeks for print items. The Libraries subscribes to several ebook platforms which allow you to read, and in some cases download, books online (in PDF and other online formats). You can search by title, author, or keyword using the Library Search platform. Just be sure to limit your search to “Books and Media” and then to “Full Text Online.” There is not a branch of WMU Libraries in Grand Rapids, but students who are not based in Kalamazoo may register for Book Delivery and have books delivered to your home address.

Learning Resource Center
The full list of LRC resources is available on their website  including printed books, computers and printers (some with low-vision accessibility software), study rooms, materials on reserve for specific courses, cameras and TV monitors, and more.