COVID and Using the Library

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The Library is here for you this Fall Quarter! We are following the College guidelines on the Kalamazoo College COVID-19 Information website.

Masks and Distancing

Masks (covering nose and mouth) are required in the Library building.

Remember to socially distance while you are in the Library building, especially on stairways, the elevator, and in seating areas. Six foot distances are marked at service points like the Circulation Desk.

Food and Drink

Enjoy food and drink in the Book Club Café or outside.

Food and drink are not allowed in other parts of the Upjohn Library Commons building.

Study Space

Classrooms are not available for checkout for study on evenings and weekends.

However, study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis on the second and third floors. There is also seating for study and at computers throughout the first, second, and third floors.

Wash Up

Wash your hands!

Please use hand sanitizer and disinfect surfaces.

Fall 2021 Library Hours and Services

The Library is here for you this Fall Quarter!

Masks and Distancing

Masks are required in the Library building.

Please remember to socially distance while you are in the Library building, especially on stairways, the elevator, and in seating areas. Six foot distances are marked at service points like the Circulation Desk.

For more information about expectations and College plans, see the Kalamazoo College COVID-19 Information website.

Food and Drink

Please enjoy food and drink in the Book Club Café area or outside. Food and drink are not allowed in other parts of the Upjohn Library Commons building.

Fall Quarter 2021 Hours

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

Circulation Services

You may bring books to the circulation desk for checkout, or request Kalamazoo College Library items through Library OneSearch. If you request Kalamazoo College Library items through OnsSearch:

  • We will retrieve the books for you, and you will get an email when your materials are ready. 
  • All holds can be picked up at the circulation desk. Please have your K ID with you to check items out.
  • Please wear a face mask when picking up items to keep Information Services staff safe.

If you have a concern about your requests or need assistance placing a hold, please email circulation@kzoo.edu.  

MeLCat and ILL

MeLCat and ILL is available for faculty, staff, and students. You will receive an email when your materials are ready. Please follow the instructions above for pick up.

You may use the MeLCat Visiting Patron service at other MeLCat libraries utilizing the service. Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials in person from other MeLCat Visiting Patron participating libraries.

Returns

Please return items (including MeLCat and ILL) in the Book Drop inside the building at the Circulation Desk or the Book Drop outside on Academy Street.

Reserves

Print reserves are available during Fall 2021. Your instructor may also have materials for your course on Moodle, Teams, or another platform.

Study Space

Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. However, classrooms are not available for checkout for study on evenings and weekends during Fall 2021. There is seating for study and at computers throughout the first, second, and third floors. Seating is first come, first served.

Please:

  • Do not move furniture
  • Stay six feet apart
  • Wear your mask correctly at all times
  • No eating or drinking
  • Wipe down your study area when you leave with the cleaning wipes provided

Reference Services

Reference services are available in person and remotely. Make a Research Rescue appointment with us and we can meet with you on Teams! You can also email us at reference@kzoo.edu.

Archives and Rare Book Room

Hours for the 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 archives@kzoo.edu or rarebookroom@kzoo.edu.

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.
 

Late Summer Library Hours and Services

Late Summer: August 16 through September 10

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Services

  • Requested books from the Kalamazoo College Library will be available for pick up during Library open hours on the cart next to the Reference Desk. You can also locate materials yourself and check them out at the Circulation Desk!
  • MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan services will be available.
  • Reference librarians will be available virtually​ and in person by appointment.
  • Book returns will be accepted in the outside book drop on the Academy Street side of the building and at the Circulation Desk.
  • Archives and Rare Book Room will be available for walk-ins and by appointment.

The Library will be closed Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.


Other Services

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

The Library is Open! Mid-Summer Hours and Services

The Library building is now open! Our services continue in July and August.

Mid-Summer: July 6 through August 15

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

Services

  • Requested books from the Kalamazoo College Library will be available for pick up during Library open hours on the cart next to the Reference Desk. You can also locate materials yourself and check them out at the Circulation Desk!
  • MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan services will be available.
  • Reference librarians will be available virtually​ and in person by appointment.
  • Book returns will be accepted in the outside book drop on the Academy Street side of the building and at the Circulation Desk.
  • Archives and Rare Book Room will be available for walk-ins and by appointment.

Late Summer: August 16 through September 10

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Services

  • Requested books from the Kalamazoo College Library will be available for pick up during Library open hours on the cart next to the Reference Desk. You can also locate materials yourself and check them out at the Circulation Desk!
  • MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan services will be available.
  • Reference librarians will be available virtually​ and in person by appointment.
  • Book returns will be accepted in the outside book drop on the Academy Street side of the building and at the Circulation Desk.
  • Archives and Rare Book Room will be available for walk-ins and by appointment.

The Library will be closed Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.


Other Services

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

Summer Break Library Hours and Services

The Library is here for you this summer! Our services continue as we take a break in June and reopen in July.

Early Summer: June 9 through July 5

Hours

The building will be CLOSED June 9 through July 5.

Services

  • Requested books from the Kalamazoo College Library will be available for pick up Monday through Thursday from 10am-2pm at the receiving doors on the Academy Street side of the library building.
  • MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan services will be available.
  • Reference librarians will be available virtually​ and in person by appointment.
  • Book returns will be accepted in the outside book drop on the Academy Street side of the building.
  • Archives and Rare Book Room will be available by appointment.

The Library will be closed Monday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday.


Mid-Summer: July 6 through August 15

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

Services

  • Requested books from the Kalamazoo College Library will be available for pick up during Library open hours on the cart next to the Reference Desk. You can also locate materials yourself and check them out at the Circulation Desk!
  • MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan services will be available.
  • Reference librarians will be available virtually​ and in person by appointment.
  • Book returns will be accepted in the outside book drop on the Academy Street side of the building and at the Circulation Desk.
  • Archives and Rare Book Room will be available for walk-ins and by appointment.

Late Summer: August 16 through September 10

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Services

  • Requested books from the Kalamazoo College Library will be available for pick up during Library open hours on the cart next to the Reference Desk. You can also locate materials yourself and check them out at the Circulation Desk!
  • MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan services will be available.
  • Reference librarians will be available virtually​ and in person by appointment.
  • Book returns will be accepted in the outside book drop on the Academy Street side of the building and at the Circulation Desk.
  • Archives and Rare Book Room will be available for walk-ins and by appointment.

The Library will be closed Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.


Other Services

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