Booking material and study space

Place a hold on print material

Find an item in the library shelves by searching or by searching, and clicking the “Retrieve hard copy” link if there is one, which will direct you to the specific record in the catalog.

When you are looking at the record in the catalog, click the Place Hold link on the right side of the screen. You will need to login using your WMU email credentials to place a hold. (If you are not already logged in when you place the hold, you will have to search for the item again after you log in)


Your hold will be ready when you receive an email telling you to pick it up. 


Once you have received the notification that your item is ready for pick up, please retrieve it within 2 business days. Items that are not picked up by then will either be put back on shelf or passed to the next person in the hold queue.

An item checked out from the library may be renewed online if no other patron has a hold on it at the time of renewal. Short loans cannot be renewed except by library staff.

The library will not retrieve items on shelf if there is a digital copy available.

Return library materials by placing them in the “RETURN BOOKS HERE” slot on the left side of the library Circulation Desk.

Studying in the WMU Library

The WMU Library allow students to book places for individual study. In order to maintain a quiet study environment we encourage you to book a room if you are doing a group project. We also do not allow students to participate in calls or zoom classes from the library premises. 

To book a space use the library booking system:

Individual study only

To ensure a safe and productive study environment for all we do not allow calls, zoom calls, food or group work in the library. 

Book a librarian

This service is intended for students and staff who would like help with how to search for information, use reference management systems or navigate the library's many resources.

The appointment-slots are for 30 min each and we would ask that you please take the time to describe what you need help with. E.g.:

- if you are writing a dissertation, what subject are you writing on? How far along in your research are you?
-What have you done so far? Have you searched the WMU Library home page? Have you used our library catalog or EBSCO Discovery Service?

For general inquiries or to find specific materials please visit the circulation desk or email

Opening hours 

Mon - Thurs : 08:30 - 17:00

Fri : 08:30 - 16:00

Please contact the library via email or chat with any inquiries.