Frequently Asked Questions



Services

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You may bring in your own .STL file and request your print. 

 

The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

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To reserve a computer in the Idea Lab, please call 269-553-7014.

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No, you may print as a guest.  

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KPL provides free access to the Internet via a high speed wireless network (KPLWiFi) at all KPL locations during open hours. Patrons may also borrow wireless hotspots for use outside the library. 

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To connect to KPL WiFi you will need a wireless enabled laptop, tablet or mobile device. All visitors may use KPL WiFi free of charge. No encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required. However, you must agree to abide by the library’s Internet and Computer Use Policy to connect. After you click the I Agree button (bottom of the page), you will be taken to Kalamazoo Public Library’s website. 

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Please note: Keep track of the username/card number you enter when you submit your print job. You’ll need this to release your print job.

From your web browser:
You will want to use our mobile page for printing wirelessly, you can print PDF and most other file types: Mobile Printing

By email:
To print an email message or attachment, simply forward your email to:

B&W Printer:tbs-kpl- [email protected]

Color Printer: [email protected]

You will be sent release instructions which can be used to retrieve your printouts.

Print jobs will be stored for printing in person for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you have to reupload to be able to print. 

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Patrons unable to travel to the Kalamazoo Public Library may still borrow materials from the library. Library staff will help the patron find materials including books, CDs and DVDs, then mail them to the patron’s home with a free return envelope. Fill out the ViaMail signup form to apply. 

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Idea Lab times and a form for requesting an appointment time for the 3D printer can be found here.

An assistant will be there to help you. Only designated library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer and be authorized to operate it.

 

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  • Step 1: Browse our catalog or call (269) 553-7800 to place a hold on items you wish to check out, and indicate which location you wish to pick them up at.
  • Step 2: KPL will send you an email, text, or phone call, when your items are available for pick-up.
  • Step 3: When you arrive for pick-up, text, or call the number posted on the sign and follow the directions. Have your library card handy, we will ask for the last 4 numbers of your account. A KPL staff person will deliver your checkouts contact-free to your car or via walk-up. 
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The notary services are free of charge. 

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Maker Lab

  • Nomad 883 Pro CNC Mill
  • FormLabs 3D Resin Printer
  • Snapmaker 3-1 (Laser Engraver, 3D Printer and CNC Mill)
  • Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer

Video Lab

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Premiere, & more)
  • Wacom Drawing Tablets
  • Camtasia: Screen Recorder and Video Editor
  • Animaker: DIY Animation Software

Audio Lab

  • Arturia Music Keyboards
  • Yeti Microphones
  • Garageband
  • Logic Pro

Please note that the 6 available computers are all 21.5″ 4K iMacs.

KPL Staff is available to assist you in learning how to use any of the programs or tools listed above.


Digitization services are also available in the Local History Room at the Central location.

Reservations can be made by calling (269) 553-7824.

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Our printer can accommodate files up to 5.7” length x 5.7” width x 6.9” height.  

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Notary services are available at Central Library when the requisite staff are available. Call the Reference Desk to inquire regarding staff availability in advance. (269-553-7842) 

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Central Library, third floor
315 S. Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 553-7826 | Contact
Directions, Parking

 

Tech Services

Categories: Services, Tech Services

You may bring in your own .STL file and request your print. 

 

The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

Categories: Services, Tech Services

To reserve a computer in the Idea Lab, please call 269-553-7014.

Categories: Services, Tech Services

No, you may print as a guest.  

Categories: Services, Tech Services

Please note: Keep track of the username/card number you enter when you submit your print job. You’ll need this to release your print job.

From your web browser:
You will want to use our mobile page for printing wirelessly, you can print PDF and most other file types: Mobile Printing

By email:
To print an email message or attachment, simply forward your email to:

B&W Printer:tbs-kpl- [email protected]

Color Printer: [email protected]

You will be sent release instructions which can be used to retrieve your printouts.

Print jobs will be stored for printing in person for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you have to reupload to be able to print. 

Categories: Services, Tech Services

Idea Lab times and a form for requesting an appointment time for the 3D printer can be found here.

An assistant will be there to help you. Only designated library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer and be authorized to operate it.

 

Categories: Services, Tech Services

Maker Lab

  • Nomad 883 Pro CNC Mill
  • FormLabs 3D Resin Printer
  • Snapmaker 3-1 (Laser Engraver, 3D Printer and CNC Mill)
  • Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer

Video Lab

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Premiere, & more)
  • Wacom Drawing Tablets
  • Camtasia: Screen Recorder and Video Editor
  • Animaker: DIY Animation Software

Audio Lab

  • Arturia Music Keyboards
  • Yeti Microphones
  • Garageband
  • Logic Pro

Please note that the 6 available computers are all 21.5″ 4K iMacs.

KPL Staff is available to assist you in learning how to use any of the programs or tools listed above.


Digitization services are also available in the Local History Room at the Central location.

Reservations can be made by calling (269) 553-7824.

Categories: Services, Tech Services

Our printer can accommodate files up to 5.7” length x 5.7” width x 6.9” height.  

Categories: Services, Tech Services

Central Library, third floor
315 S. Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 553-7826 | Contact
Directions, Parking

 

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