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

Notice of Public Meeting: Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees | April 22nd| 5 pm | Central Library/Van Deusen Room. The packet of information for the meeting can be found on the library’s website

See the latest updates about Alma Powell Branch.

Loan Periods and Fines

Loan periods vary by item type. Due dates will be listed on the email or print receipt you receive when checking out. You can also see your check outs and due dates in My Account. Use your library card number (no spaces between numbers) and your PIN (typically the last four digits of your phone number).

Loan periods and check out limits vary for different materials. Hot Picks may not be renewed.

Loan Period
Kids’ Books 21 days None
Teen Books 21 days None
Adult Books 21 days None
Youth Magazines 21 days None
Adult Magazines 21 days None
Hot Picks DVDs 3 days 3
Audiobooks 21 days None
Book Club Picks 8 weeks None
DVDs 7 days 20
CDs 21 days None
Library of Things 14 days 1

Lost/Replacement Charges & Overdue Accounts

The library charges replacement costs and processing fees for damaged or lost items. Materials that are more than 10 days overdue will result in your account being blocked until they are returned. You will be billed the replacement cost for any items that are damaged or overdue by 30 days. Accounts owing more than $30 will be sent to collections if the materials are not returned or paid for after 21 days from the billing date. This information is NOT reported to credit bureaus. If you have replacement costs and processing fees for damaged or lost items, you will be unable to check out materials but will still have computer access. To check out materials on an account that has been referred to a collection agency, the balance needs to be paid in full.

Paying Fees

Fees may also be paid at any library location at the circulation desk or check out kiosk.


Notices will be sent for overdue KPL items and holds. You may choose to receive these notices via phone, text, or email. If choosing email, you will also receive courtesy notices reminding you of when items are coming due. Notices are not sent for outstanding fines or unreturned materials.

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