It's been many months but after the recent restrictions in Michigan were eased up, the Kalamazoo Public Library has announced that starting March 8th, all locations will be open. Now there is still a pandemic we're going through so obviously there are some safety precautions in place. Although all library locations will reopen to the public on Monday, March 8, there will be limited access. Curbside service will continue to be offered at all locations as it has been.

With the re-opening in place the Kalamazoo public library is stating that the listed locations will be closed so they can properly prepare for their doors to open again:

  • Central Library will be closed Thursday, March 4 through Saturday, March 6.
  • Alma Powell, Eastwood, Oshtemo, and Washington Square branches will be closed Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6.
  • All locations are closed on Sundays.
  • Curbside service will not be available during this closure period.
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What To Do To Use The Library

The library will only be open at a 25% capacity and facemasks are required to enter. There will be a 1 hour maximum time limit to browse, use the computer or check out materials. As always, they're asking that people maintain good social distancing measures, while KPL staff works hard to regularly sanitize the area. KPL is still “fine-free” during the pandemic, so there aren't any overdue fees.

For hours for each individual branch, follow this link. The library has been crucial to college students and other members of the community, so having it available again is exciting in the hopes we're turning the corner on the pandemic.

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