Frequently Asked Questions

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Library Card and Account

Info on getting a library card found here: Become a Patron — Kalamazoo Public Library ( 

  1. Click the “Kalamazoo Public Library” logo in the top left corner to bring you to homepage.
  2. Type in your card number and pin in the input fields on the right side of page, then click Submit 

Fees may be paid online in the “My Account” area or paid in person at any library location at the circulation desk or check-out kiosk.


To update your contact information or home library, please call 269-553-7800. 

Library accounts are valid for three years and can be renewed by visiting any KPL location. 

There’s a Forgot your PIN? link on the Login page. Click the link, enter your library card number (barcode), and then click Send. You’ll get an email with instructions on how to change your PIN. To use this feature, you need to have already registered. If you haven’t already registered, or the library doesn’t have an email address on file for you, contact your library branch to reset your PIN. 

To report a lost or stolen card, please contact the library at 269-553-7800 

Your library PIN is the four-digit number chosen at the time your library card was issued. KPL uses the last four digits of the phone number that was given when the card was issued, unless another four-digit number was chosen.

If you’ve forgotten your PIN or would like to change it, you can reset it here:  Reset PIN — Kalamazoo Public Library (

All of the KPL locations accept your KPL card.
Locations can be found here:
Hours by Location — Kalamazoo Public Library ( 

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