Floor 2

Noise Level

Main Space

Generally Medium

Reading Room

Usually Quiet

Floor Description

The center of the floor contains the main staircase, current periodicals around the back of the staircase, a printer, and computers with a scanner. Computers and printers on this floor are for use by Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff only.

This floor has two quiet booths that can be reserved. If they are not reserved, they are available first come, first served.

 This floor is generally not a quiet floor, but the Reading Room is usually a quiet area.

The following spaces are on the second floor:


  • Books with call numbers HN through JZ
  • Study carrels with computers and a printer
  • Reading Room with tables, comfortable seating, and fireplaces
  • Comfortable seating area
  • Current newspapers
  • Printer
  • Bound periodicals on compact (moveable) shelving
  • Group and individual study tables
  • Quiet booth #2
  • Study rooms 232, 233, 234, and 235


  • Books with call numbers A through HD
  • Group study tables and individual study carrels near windows
  • Quiet booth #1
  • Title IX Coordinator Office (room 217)
  • Elevator and a staircase
  • Study rooms 211 and 212
  • Wheelchair accessible men’s and women’s restrooms
  • Classroom 213
  • Staff offices
  • Books with call numbers HD through HN
  • Group and individual study tables

Floor 2 Map

Library floor 2


Reading Room from above
Reading Room from above showing tables and chairs
Reading room
Reading Room showing soft seating
Study carrel
Carrel with Mac computer
Study carrel
Carrels with PC computers
Study tables
Second floor tables
Study tables
Second floor tables and a carrel
Study tables
Individual study carrel

Lounge seating outside Reading Room