Dean's Welcome

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Joseph G. Reish, Dean

Welcome students, staff and faculty 

As Dean of University Libraries, I would like to welcome you, the library user, to another academic year at Western Michigan University.

You will find University Libraries available to support you, the learner, in your research endeavors as you prepare for class and embark upon independent study. Dwight B. Waldo Library and its three branches constitute a major research institution possessing both physical and electronic books, periodicals, and visual and aural resources. Interlibrary loan through the Resource Sharing Office extends the availability of and access to resources worldwide.

If you require specific material as an undergraduate, graduate student, faculty member, independent scholar, or an intellectually curious individual, a team of faculty librarians and professional staff are in place to meet your needs. We relish the challenges you pose to support you in finding answers to your queries. Your academic success is our raison d'etre.

Enjoy your time at WMU as you mine our treasured resources!