Accessibility at the Library

The Kalamazoo College Library is committed to providing all people access to our spaces, materials, services, and programs, as library resources permit. This includes disabled students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

We affirm Kalamazoo College’s commitment to access for people with disabilities.

Accessible Library Services and Spaces

The Library provides resources for people with disabilities, such as:

  • Quieter areas: the second floor Reading Room and the third floor of the Upjohn Library Commons are usually quieter areas of the building. There are also two quiet booths on the second floor that offer sound dampening
  • Virtual reference options via email or Teams
  • Requesting materials for pickup at the Circulation Desk
  • Interlibrary loan and MeLCat to request materials from other libraries
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms on all floors, including an all-gender restroom
  • Accessible push-button doors at the entrance of the building

How We Can Help

We can help you:

  • use library resources;
  • find directions and parking information, including accessible parking;
  • access materials in the library;
  • use library spaces;
  • borrow and use media equipment (such as cameras, video equipment, and the like);
  • find accessibility resources and policies.

Prepare for Your Visit

Prepare for your visit to our building with information about parking, physical accessibility, and restrooms. 

Computing options in the Library include assistive technologies. 

How to Contact Us

Please let us know about any accommodations you need! You can contact us through:

If you experience a barrier because of your disability while using library resources or spaces, please contact the Library Director.

College Accessibility Resources

The College’s Resources for Students with Disabilities page links to information about accommodations for students. Information Services has an Assistive Technologies page for students, faculty, and staff.

Thanks to our colleagues at Washington and Lee University Library for allowing us to use their accessibility statement as a model.