NOTICE: The Children’s Room at Central Library is currently closed due to a water leakage. Children’s programming at Central Library has been canceled until further notice. 

NOTICE: The Eastwood Branch will be closed on April 29th & 30th for maintenance needs. 

See the latest updates about Alma Powell Branch.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

KPL DEI Strategic Plan

The KPL DEI report and subsequent recommendations are a result of an effort to create a public library where diversity, equity and inclusion is purposefully and strategically woven into the fabric of KPL.

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Our Commitment to DEI

Kalamazoo Public Library’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) started years ago through employee-led change and has grown to be an integral part of the KPL culture.

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Racial Equity Assessment (REA)

KPL evaluates new policies, services and programs with a focus on DEI.


Learn about our staff and the people we serve.

Collections, Services, and Facilities

KPL prioritizes providing equitable service and strives to meet the needs of our diverse community.

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