About CEN

Downtown Neighborhood of Kalamazoo


Children’s and Teen Areas

The Central Library is a perfect place to bring your little ones! Not only do we have a current collection of books, movies, and audiobooks, but Central Library also has a very active Story Place room. This space is for families with young children to share a learning experience through play.

Teens visiting the Central Library will discover their very own area with books and activities.


Computer and Wi-Fi

The Central Library is the place to go if you need access to the Internet. Not only will you find multiple computers with Internet access, but also high-speed Wi-Fi! More information: Public Computers.


Meeting Room — Van Deusen

We are currently not taking reservations for any of the meeting rooms. The small study rooms on the lower level of Central can be booked in 2-hour increments either by phone or in person. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Van Deusen Room can be requested for Nonprofit Organization and Business uses. It is only available to businesses based within Kalamazoo County. A Kalamazoo Public Library district resident or property owner must make the room reservation.

  • Contact: Administration Office (Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm), (269) 553-7823
  • Fee: Nonprofit Organization Use – $25 per two-hour block; Business Use – $150 for one to four hours; $250 for four to eight hours
  • Maximum Seating: 172 persons theater style
  • Parking: City owned lots/ramps/streets
  • Accessibility: Elevator to all levels
  • Equipment Available: Please call for available equipment
  • More Info on the Van Deusen Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms Policy

Study Rooms

The Central Library Study Rooms are perfect for a small meeting, place to study, or host a tutoring session. The largest room allows for 8 users and is equipped with a large screen monitor. Rooms can be booked up to two hours per day for an individual or group. Please contact staff to reserve at (269) 553-7802.


Printing • Copying • Faxing • Scanning

Need to send a fax? Copy that important document? Scan receipts for your taxes? The Central Library can help! Faxing and scanning are totally FREE of charge. Copying costs depend on black & white or color print. Staff is happy to help.

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