About the Library

Photo of students studying in the library reading room

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

Our vision is an empowered community. Our mission is to inform, educate, and inspire. Our core values are communication, collaboration, empathy, integrity, fun, and smart working (efficiently and effectively).

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.

Policies

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

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.