Retirement Celebration for Leslie Burke TODAY!

Leslie Burke

Leslie Burke, the Library’s intrepid Collection Services Librarian, is retiring at the beginning of July!  Faculty, students, and staff are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 12 for a celebration in her honor. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Book Club, Upjohn Library Commons

Please join us for hearty hors d’oeuvres, cake, and refreshments.

Library Hours for Spring 2024 Finals and Summer Break

Library Finals Hours, Spring Term 2024

Saturday, June 8: Noon – 10pm
Sunday, June 9: 11am – 10pm
Monday, June 10: 8am – 10pm
Tuesday, June 11: 8am – 10pm

Library Summer Break Hours

Wednesday, June 12 – Sunday, June 16
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Monday, June 17 – Sunday, September 1
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Tuesday, September 3 – Sunday, September 15
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED Independence Day Holiday: Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5
CLOSED Labor Day: Monday, September 2

Therapy Dogs in the Library 10th Week!

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Relax and relieve some stress by spending a few minutes petting a furry animal friend! Therapy dogs will visit the Kalamazoo College Library lobby on Thursday, June 6 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Date: Thursday, June 6
Time: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Upjohn Library Commons Lobby

2024 Michigan Notable Books

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The Library of Michigan has announced the selections for the 2024 Michigan Notable Books list. Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected books are honored in the year after their publication or copyright date. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. You can check out these picks through MeLCat!

  • The All-American by Susie Finkbeiner – Revell
  • Cinema Ann Arbor: How Campus Rebels Forged a Singular Film Culture by Frank Uhle – University of Michigan Press/Fifth Avenue Press
  • A Cold, Hard Prayer by John Smolens – MSU Press
  • Dearborn: Stories by Ghassan Zeineddine – Tin House Books
  • Enough to Lose by R.S. Deeren – Wayne State University Press
  • Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir by Curtis Chin – Little, Brown and Company
  • Everything is Just Beginning: A Novel by Erin Bartels – Revell
  • Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America by Audrey Clare Farley – Grand Central Publishing
  • Great Women of Mackinac, 1800-1950 by Melissa Croghan – MSU Press
  • In the Upper Country: A Novel by Kai Thomas – Viking
  • Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance by Janie Paul – Hat & Beard Press
  • Michigan Rocks!: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Great Lakes State by Paul Brandes – Mountain Press
  • My Murder: A Novel by Katie Williams – Riverhead Books
  • An Ordinary Man: The Surprising Life and Historic Presidency of Gerald R. Ford by Richard Norton Smith – Harper
  • Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit by Abra Berens – Chronicle
  • The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk – Yale University Press
  • Strikers: A Graphic Novel by Kiel Phegley – Graphic Universe
  • Tom Lake by Ann Patchett – Harper
  • Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley – Henry Holt and Co.
  • The White Stripes: Complete Lyrics, 1997-2007 by Jack White – Third Man Books

Find more information about the Michigan Notable Books program by visiting The Michigan Notable Books program is sponsored in part by the Library of Michigan FoundationMichigan Center for the Book, and Michigan Humanities.

Our Research Toolkit is Here for You

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Not sure where to start your research? Try our Research Toolkit!

Become a more confident researcher with our tips on preparation, finding resources, evaluating information, and citations.

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

Want to know more about using your library? Check out our helpful videos on Microsoft Stream!

May is Be Kind to Animals Month!

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Perhaps you have an animal buddy at home. Maybe you’ve pet dogs in the Chapel (most Tuesdays and Wednesdays!) or the Library (during 10th week). Or it’s possible you’ve befriended a squirrel here on campus. Whatever your relationship with them, May is the month to celebrate compassion towards animals!

The Library has materials on these topics and more:

See what you can find at the Library!

Free eBooks on the Internet Archive Open Library

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The Internet Archive makes many titles available as eBooks for free through the Open Library!

All you need to do to access a digital copy is create an Internet Archive account with any email address and password. This will give you access to digital titles for two weeks.

You can borrow ten books at a time from Open Library. Loans are for one hour for browsing and/or 14 days if the book is fully borrowable. When loans expire the books will be disabled on your device. Any book that you can borrow from Open Library is also available in audio form. Click the “listen” button next to the “borrow” button. Learn moe at the Open Library FAQ.

Spring 2024 Rare Book Room Exhibit Now Open

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The A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at the Kalamazoo College Library is hosting A Scroll Through Time: The Evolution of Chinese and Japanese Bookbinding, an exhibit curated by Indigo Corvidae ’24!

Date: April 1 – June 7, 2024

Day/Time: Mondays: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays: 3 p.m. – 5p.m.

Location: Upjohn Library Commons, room 326