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Services for Alumni

Library services and resources for graduates of WMU

Information assistance

WMU librarians, including those at the WMU Archives and Regional History and other branch libraries can answer questions and assist you in finding information. Use the Ask a Librarian service to contact us by instant message (IM), e-mail, or phone.

On-campus access to library resources

  • Any individual may use the WMU Library facilities and collections on site. Learn more about individual libraries and locations.
  • If you visit the WMU Libraries in person you may use the materials in the building, and access online resources from our public computers.
  • Alumni who live within a 50-mile radius of Western Michigan University and are at least 18 years of age can become a “guest borrower”. Present a picture id with an address and social security number to receive a guest borrower's card, valid for one year and renewable.

Off-campus access to library resources

  • Unfortunately most publisher license agreements restrict online journals, e-books, databases and other electronic resources to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff employees and walk in users only.
  • Remote access to WMU electronic resources expires when your Bronco Net ID expires, 180 days after you leave the University.
  • Most state supported college and university libraries provide walk-in onsite access to their materials. If you live near a state institution find out what is available to you through them.
  • WMU Libraries only provide interlibrary loan service to currently enrolled students, and faculty and staff employees. However, many libraries (including public libraries) offer interlibrary loan services to their members. Ask at your local library.
  • Alumni who live within the state of Michigan may be eligible to request delivery of physical items from WMU libraries to your local public library, if your local library participates in the MelCat statewide delivery system.

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Michele Behr
WMU Libraries