Kalamazoo Public Library Goes To The Streets Only Due To Covid-19


Looks like West Michigan is starting the New Year off on the wrong foot as the Kalamazoo Public Library has now closed its five in-person service branches. As of Wednesday, January 5, KPL’s Central, Oshtemo, Alma Powell, Eastwood and Washington Square branches all closed to the public and now offer curbside services. alone. Unsurprisingly, the move is in response to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in western Michigan and the United States.

According to the KPL website, the services concerned include faxing, copying, printing and legalization. However, all five branches will continue to offer pick-up library reservations through their curbside services, meaning you can still access Chromebooks / Hotspots, Tax Forms and Divorce Records, at the KPL Library of Things, in addition to reading materials. For those who cannot make it to the library to take advantage of curbside service, KPL offers postal service to eligible individuals.

online services

Fortunately, you can still access many of your favorite library features through the 24-hour online branch of Kalamazoo Public Library, which includes their digital collections, KPL TV, and the ‘Ask a Librarian’ chat feature. . KPL will also continue to offer its online programs for all ages as expected, so you won’t miss your favorite story time!

And after?

The Kalamazoo Public Library will continue to monitor the number of Covid-19 cases in western Michigan and will reassess the situation in two weeks to determine if it is safe to resume services in person. In the meantime, you can find the KPL pavement hours here.

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