A Public Meeting of the KPL Board of Trustees will be held at 5 pm Monday, December 11, 2023 at Central Library/Van Deusen. Information can be found on the library’s website. 

Introducing Curbside KPL

All KPL Locations Closed November 14–22 to Prepare for Curbside Service

Beginning Monday, November 23, 2020, Kalamazoo Public Library is modifying current in-person library services to curbside delivery only. Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Kalamazoo and surrounding counties, KPL is prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and patrons by temporarily closing in-person library services to help mitigate the spread of the virus in the community.

KPL will close all locations to the public Saturday, November 14–22 to prepare for curbside delivery. Beginning on Monday, November 23, KPL’s Central Location, Oshtemo, and Eastwood branches will begin providing curbside delivery service Monday–Friday, 1–6 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am–2 pm. The Washington Square and Alma Powell branches will remain closed to the public. Dropboxes for returns will remain open at all KPL locations except the Alma Powell Branch.

Curbside KPL service will enable library patrons to pick up library holds from the safety of their vehicle or walk-up service. More information about Curbside KPL and what services will be included will be posted on kpl.gov during the week of November 16th.

While KPL’s physical buildings will be closed for in-person service, our online branch kpl.gov is always open! KPL offers a large variety of digital options including online library card signup and access to a huge catalog of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos, eMusic, and eMagazines. KPL Card holders can also access digital services such as Lynda which offers thousands of videos on professional development, skill building, and how-to instruction. Novice crafters and advanced artists can begin a new hobby or master a new challenge with Creativebug. Students can access homework help and other learning/resource databases online. Learn more about KPL’s eLearning options at kpl.gov/elearn. Also, KPL programs such as author visits, Michigan history presentations, concerts, and more are available for your enjoyment at any time online on KPL TV.

All KPL service updates will be posted on our website kpl.gov and on social media platforms FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Please know KPL recognizes that temporarily stopping in-person library services will present a hardship to many. We appreciate your patience and willingness to adjust to the changes we are making to help keep our staff and patrons healthy. We look forward to returning to in-person library service as soon as it is safe to do so.


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