Library Expands Hours for Pickup Service

Starting September 8, the library is expanding book pickup hours to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. All current students, faculty and staff may request circulating items through Library OneSearch. Sign in with your K credentials to request an item. Library staff will retrieve the books for you. You will receive an email when your materials are ready. Most requests are filled within one business day.

Your materials will be on a cart for pickup in the receiving area of the library on Academy Street. Patrons will need to ring the buzzer at the door and wait to be let in. Please be patient. You might need to ring twice if library staff are performing other tasks.

Patrons may locate their items by last name, take their books from the cart and exit the same way they entered the building. Please ensure the door closes completely after visiting. Please wear a face mask when picking up items to keep Information Services staff safe. Patrons are welcome to use the available hand sanitizer near the pickup cart.

Please place all items you return in the Academy Street drop box. For staff safety, please don’t leave returns on the cart with pick up items. Returned items are quarantined for at least 72 hours in the drop box.

If you are not in or near Kalamazoo, please email and a reference librarian will help you identify libraries and services in your area. If you have a concern about your requests or need assistance placing a hold, please email

MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan

MeLCat is available for students, faculty and staff. You will receive an email when your materials are ready for pickup through the method above. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is currently available for article borrowing only. You will receive ILL articles in PDF format through our Interlibrary Loan system.