Academic Films Available Through the Library

Kalamazoo College Library now has access to Kanopy BASE, a licensed collection of films, documentaries, and episodics curated for academic institutions. All you need is your Kalamazoo College login!

Kanopy provides access to thousands of award-winning films, thought-provoking documentaries, latest festival hits, classic films, tv series, and more. The collection of films support a wide variety of subject areas including the arts, media studies, politics, diversity, equity and inclusion, LGBTQAI+, psychology, business, sciences, health, education, history

Looking for more films? Look first in these film resources: AVON, Kanopy, Docuseek, or Digitalia Film Library.

MeLCat Extended Loan Periods

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Kalamazoo College library users may see some of their MeLCat loans with longer loan periods!

Kalamazoo College faculty, students, and staff requesting a book from an academic library via MeLCat now have a 90-day loan period, with the option to renew for an additional 30 days. For books from other libraries, regular loan rules (28 days with a 28 day renewal) continue to apply.

Please note that the Kalamazoo College Library has no control over the origin of the books in MeLCat requests. While the system does prioritize long loan lending exchanges, libraries cannot guarantee which type of loan patrons will receive. Library staff also cannot manually modify due dates for MeLCat items.

The Kalamazoo College library team spearheaded this change for all private academic libraries in MeLCat. We are happy to help you make the most of this valuable resource-sharing network!

Constitution Day: September 17

Celebrate the United States Constitution!

To mark this year’s Constitution Day (Sunday, 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.

SIP Research Workshops

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Join your friendly Reference Librarians for a 30 minute workshop to help you get started (or finished!) with your SIP research work.

Second Week:
Meet in Library ULC 118
OR Join the Meeting in Teams
Thursday, Sept. 21st at 7pm

Fourth Week:
Meet in Library ULC 118
OR Join the Meeting in Teams
Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 7pm

Librarians are also available for individual consultations via Microsoft Teams
or in the Library. Make an Appointment or email us at!

Want to know more about how we can help? Check out our Library Guide to SIP Research!

Library Hours Fall 2023

The Library is here for you this Fall Term!

Fall Term 2023 Hours

September 11 – November 17

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: Noon – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 10pm

College Archives and Rare Book Room

Hours for the College Archives and Rare Book Room are on their websites. You can also make an appointment to use materials in person in the Archives or Rare Book Room, or we can answer your questions via email or Teams. Contact us at or

Other Services

Other services in the building (Writing Center, ESL Help, Center for New Media Design, Media Services, Help Desk, etc.) have other hours and service changes. Please check their websites for details.

Library Launches Updated Website

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Last week the Library launched an update to our website! Many thanks to the Web Services team and to faculty, staff, and student participants in our usability study. You helped us improve the look, feel, and functionality of the site, and we hope the redesigned site will help you find what you need more easily.

We will continue to tweak pages here and there, so if you see something that isn’t working, please contact

ULC Closed Wednesday, 7/19

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Due to facilities maintenance work, the Upjohn Library Commons building will be closed to in-person visits on Wednesday, July 19.

Library and Information Services staff will still be available by email and phone! You can also access our online resources while the building is closed.

Library Summer Break Hours

Library Summer Break Hours

Wednesday, June 7 – Sunday, June 11
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Wednesday, June 12 – Sunday, September 3
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED Independence Day Holiday:
Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4

CLOSED Labor Day:
Monday, September 4