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

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Local History Online

Kalamazoo Public Library’s Digital Collections

Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications

Search the Kalamazoo Telegraph and other historical publications

Historical Documents

Digitized books, catalogs, journals, documents and more. Now featuring Kalamazoo Civic Playbills, 1929⁠–⁠2020

Pages from the Past

These books, published by the City of Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission (KHPC), represent nearly a half-century of work in the KHPC’s endeavor to keep current an inventory of historic resources within the City

Photo Galleries

Search and download hundreds of historical photos

Webcasts, Archival Films, and Video

Video presentations about topics of local interest, plus films and television programs of local historical significance

Local Information Database

KPL’s Local Information Database combines indexing of local newspapers, magazines, historical photos, and other Local History resources, including the Kalamazoo Gazette.

eBooks of State & Local Interest


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Kalamazoo [2015]

David George Kohrman



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Michigan [2008]

Various Authors


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Michigan [2012]

Julie Murray


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Michigan [2014]

Melinda Myers

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