Central Library has free rapid COVID-19 test kits available on the first floor.
1 box (each box has two rapid tests) per individual or 5 per household. First come first served — no reserving or picking up for others.

News

Black Lives Matter

Dear Kalamazoo, The tragic events that have taken place over the last week have left us truly breathless. How do we, as a public library, express our heartfelt sorrow and…

Kalamazoo Public Library Reopening Plan

Greetings Kalamazoo! As you may know, it was announced on May 22 that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the stay at home order through June 12th. All Kalamazoo Public Library…

Teen Social Distancing Challenge!

Are you a teenager? Are you bored with doing the same thing every day? Ditch those distancing doldrums and take the Teen Social Distancing Challenge. Each day has a different…

Meet the Author: Arnie Johnston

Hear local poet, author, and playwright Arnold Johnston read from his new full-length poetry collection Where We’re Going, Where We’ve Been. Former chairman of the English Department at WMU (1997–2007),…

National Poetry Month Contest

April is National Poetry Month and KPL wants to hear your favorite poems! Create a video or photo sharing a piece of poetry for a chance to win Kalamazoo Downtown…

WestlawNext is now Available Online!

Great news for law students and researchers! Due to the stay at home orders, WestlawNext, is now available for a limited time online. WestlawNext is a helpful database and legal research…

KPL TV

What are you watching these days, Hulu? Netflix? KPL TV? Wait, what? You haven’t heard of KPL TV?!? Then you are missing out on local history presentations, concerts, author visits…

KPL Card Sign-up

KPL wants to ensure that everyone in our community has something to read, listen to, or watch during this time of shelter in place and social distancing. That is why…

Ask a Librarian

Chat Live with a KPL Librarian Do you have questions about your account, how to navigate our website or need recommendations for something great to read, listen to, or watch?…

KPL Storytime Live!

Watch on Facebook Live! Until we are able to welcome you back to the library, we are bringing storytime to you! Enjoy a story with a KPL Librarian from the…

Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. Until further notice, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person…

Learn a New Language

Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (and more) anytime and anywhere with Rocket Languages. Their courses are designed to minimize your time to become conversational while keeping it fun!…

Browse Digital Magazines on RBdigtal.com

RBdigital Magazines, formerly known as Zinio for Libraries, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. You can browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and…

At-Home Fun for Kids and Families

Looking for something to entertain your kids or some fun for the whole family? Check out these options to escape social distancing boredom. This list will be updated often. Have…

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