Services During the Pandemic
Library Services Announcements
The Library is here for you this Fall Quarter! We are following the College guidelines for protecting the hive from COVID-19. Here are a few reminders about using the building!
We are here for you Fall Quarter – check out our hours and services!
Circulation and Borrowing
Borrow from Other Libraries
With MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can borrow items not owned by the Kalamazoo College Library.
MeLCat is a statewide network of Michigan libraries sharing resources with each other. MeLCat does not lend articles. Interlibrary Loan is an international borrowing and lending service for materials of all types.
Search MeLCat to borrow books and media from libraries in Michigan.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) supplements the Kalamazoo College Library’s resources by providing materials not available on campus for research needs. Through ILL services, current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff may obtain materials such as books, chapters, and journal articles that are not available in the Kalamazoo College Library collection. To request materials through Interlibrary Loan, you must complete and submit a request form in Kalamazoo College Library’s Interlibrary Loan system
Use our Interlibrary Loan system if your item isn’t in MeLCat. You can also borrow articles through ILL.
Find materials for your classes through Course Reserves.
Some instructors also have course reserves listed on their Moodle course page.
You can get research help from your Librarians!
Suggest a Library Purchase
We welcome suggestions for the purchase of library materials. Suggestions will be reviewed by a librarian according to our collection priorities and policies. See Collection Services for more information about the library collection.
Recommend a title for Purchase (online form).
Request books and journals (print or electronic) as well as streaming video titles.
Tech Help Desk
Having technical difficulties? Connect with the Tech Help Desk! The Tech Help Desk is located on the first floor of the library to the right of the grand staircase.
See Information Services for further questions or services.
The following study rooms are available to students on a first come, first served basis during library hours:
ULC 211, 232, 233, 234, 235, 319.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, classrooms are not checked out for study.
The following classrooms are also available for checkout through the circulation desk: ULC 213, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 310, 311, and 312
For classroom checkout hours, policies, and more visit the Classroom section on the Library Policies page.
One printed page equals one print credit and all students are allotted 100 free print credits per quarter with two exceptions: During the fall quarter, 1st year students will be given 200 credits and students in their senior year will receive 300 print credits.
To add print credits students may purchase them for 10¢ per page at the Circulation Desk in the form of cash or check.
For further information on print credits visit the Information Services website for Student Print Credit information.