Get Books and Articles Nationwide!

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Did you know that you can request a book or article that the Kalamazoo College Library does not have in our collection? It’s easy!

Just go to the My Interlibrary Loan link on the Library Website. Log in with your Kalamazoo College username and password, enter the information about the item, and it will be delivered to the Library for you! You will receive an email when the item arrives, so be sure you select to receive notifications via email.

In some instances, a Michigan library may own a book. In that case, you can request it from MeLCat. MeLCat only delivers books, not articles or microfilm.

If you have questions, you can read all about Interlibrary Loan. You can also contact the Interlibrary Loan Department by email at ill@kzoo.edu or by phone at (269) 337-7148.

Research Help by Subject 24/7

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Did you know the Library has online guides to help you with your research? Our Reference Librarians create these LibGuides by subject to help you start your research or delve deeper into a topic.

Whether you’re an ANSO major taking an Economics class or a Religion major doing your SIP, these guides are available 24/7 and we’re also here to help!

What Is MeLCat?

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Do you know about MeLCat?

MeLCat is a system that allows you to request books from other Michigan libraries. When you request a book through MeLCat, it arrives for you at the Kalamazoo College Library, and you get an email that it’s here. Then just come pick it up. It’s that easy!

You can check out a MeLCat book for three weeks, and renew through MeLCat for another three. The system includes academic and public libraries, so it’s great for fun reading as well!

Visit the Archives to Learn About K College History

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The Kalamazoo College Archives contains files and artifacts from the history of Kalamazoo College from 1833 to the present. We have biographical records, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, stuffed animals, and more! Visit us on the third floor of the Upjohn Library Commons. You can also call or email us at 269-337-7151 or archives@kzoo.edu.

The Archives has different hours than the Upjohn Library Commons. Be sure to check our website to make sure we’re open when you want to visit.

Some materials are digitized and available on the Kalamazoo College digital archive, CACHE. If you have questions, just ask!

Welcome to Your Library!

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Welcome to your library! Stop by our newest display and learn more about our services and creating a successful college experience.

All the books on this display can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Just grab one and our friendly staff will check it out to you!

Constitution Day: September 17

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Celebrate the United States Constitution!

To mark this year’s Constitution Day (Tuesday, September 17th), the Library has compiled a guide of resources, including primary source documents, to provide the College community with information about one of America’s most important documents.

Established by Congress in 2004, Constitution Day recognizes the ratification of the U.S. constitution on September 17, 1787.  The law, introduced by Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, requires all educational institutions receiving federal funds provide information and instruction about the Constitution on September 17th each year.

Which Founding Father would you vote for?  Take the quiz here.

Orientation Week Hours

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The Library has different hours for Orientation Week, Sept 9 – 15, 2019:

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m..
Regular Hours begin 9/16.

Library Summer Hours

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Aug 19 – Sept 9, 2019:
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Sat-Sun: CLOSED.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday, 8/30: 8am – Noon;
Sat-Sun, 8/31-9/1: CLOSED;
Mon, 9/2: CLOSED.