Frequently Asked Questions



Checking Items Out

Each year we add hundreds of items to our collection from your suggestions. Decisions are made using our board-approved Materials Selection Policy.

The Materials Selection Policy guides the addition of materials for the collection. Each item must meet the needs of the overall collection. Number of similar titles, intended audience, cost, date written or published, etc., are all considered. If you are not a Kalamazoo Public Library District resident, we encourage you to make suggestions at your home library.

Suggest an Item Page 

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

Events and Programs

If you don’t currently receive PRISM and would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at [email protected].

This quarterly magazine features information about new services, recommendations and reviews for books, music, and movies, editorials from KPL staff, an events guide, announcements about new innovations or initiatives that will benefit our community and much, much more!

You can also subscribe to our email newsletter here.

Library Information

Info on contacting a branch can be found here: Contact a KPL Branch — Kalamazoo Public Library 

Find directions by location here: Directions by Location  

Each year we add hundreds of items to our collection from your suggestions. Decisions are made using our board-approved Materials Selection Policy.

The Materials Selection Policy guides the addition of materials for the collection. Each item must meet the needs of the overall collection. Number of similar titles, intended audience, cost, date written or published, etc., are all considered. If you are not a Kalamazoo Public Library District resident, we encourage you to make suggestions at your home library.

Suggest an Item Page 

If you don’t currently receive PRISM and would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at [email protected].

This quarterly magazine features information about new services, recommendations and reviews for books, music, and movies, editorials from KPL staff, an events guide, announcements about new innovations or initiatives that will benefit our community and much, much more!

You can also subscribe to our email newsletter here.

Find hours by location here: Location Hours

(269)-553-7800You will be presented with a menu which includes the option to choose a location. 

KPL’s policies can be found here: Kalamazoo Public Library Policy Page 

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

Resources

Each year we add hundreds of items to our collection from your suggestions. Decisions are made using our board-approved Materials Selection Policy.

The Materials Selection Policy guides the addition of materials for the collection. Each item must meet the needs of the overall collection. Number of similar titles, intended audience, cost, date written or published, etc., are all considered. If you are not a Kalamazoo Public Library District resident, we encourage you to make suggestions at your home library.

Suggest an Item Page 

If you don’t currently receive PRISM and would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at [email protected].

This quarterly magazine features information about new services, recommendations and reviews for books, music, and movies, editorials from KPL staff, an events guide, announcements about new innovations or initiatives that will benefit our community and much, much more!

You can also subscribe to our email newsletter here.

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