Library Services

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Circulation and Borrowing

The Circulation Desk is located on the first floor of the library. For assistance, visit us in person, call 269-337-7153, or email

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Borrow from Other Libraries (MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan)

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.

    Use our Interlibrary Loan system if your item isn’t in MeLCat. You can also borrow articles through ILL.

     About Interlibrary Loan



Find materials for your classes through Course Reserves.

Some instructors also have course reserves listed on their Moodle course page.   

If you have questions, please contact your professor, or the Circulation Department at or 269-337-7153.


Instructors may use the Printable Reserve Request Form (PDF) to place items on reserve. For guidelines for placing materials on course reserves, see Faculty Support.

Research Help

You can get research help from your Librarians!

Suggest a 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.

Study Rooms

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.

Classroom Checkout

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.

Print Credits

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 Student Print Credits page.