About the Library

Photo of Upjohn Library Commons building
Upjohn Library Commons

About the Kalamazoo College Library

The Kalamazoo College Library is housed in the Upjohn Library Commons. We acknowledge that our building resides on the traditional, unceded land belonging to the Three Fires Confederacy: the Ojibwe, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We hope this acknowledgment can serve to continually remind us of history and honor this land and the people to whom it belongs.

We are part of the Information Services unit, which also includes Technical and Media Services, Web Services, Administrative Computing, and Educational Technology. The Library includes the College Archives, the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, and the Learning Commons.


Vision, Mission, & Core Values

Our vision is to be a foundation of learning. Our mission is to inform, educate, and inspire. Our core values are support, kindness, integrity, curiosity, creativity, and esprit de corps.

Contact Us

  Phone: Call the Circulation Desk at 269.337.7153 to ask about your library account or to renew materials. Call 269.337.7152 to speak with a bona fide Reference Librarian.

  Email: Send general questions to library@kzoo.edu. For questions about library accounts, fines, or overdues, contact circulation@kzoo.edu. For research help, email reference@kzoo.edu.

  Check out our Staff Directory to contact a particular person or department.


Kalamazoo College Library policies further our services to our users:

General Kalamazoo College policies also apply in the Library:

Upjohn Library Commons Map and Directions

Learn how to navigate the Library by viewing floor plans, accessibility information, and more.

The Kalamazoo College Library is located in the Upjohn Library Commons.

We are located at the corner of Thompson and Academy streets in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Book Club Café

The Book Club Café is a popular area to socialize and study. It is located in the lobby of Upjohn Library Commons and managed by Campus Dining Services.