Some cardholders from reciprocal libraries may not be eligible for a KPL card depending on their residence. These restrictions are applied by their community library.
Reciprocal cardholders may not be able to access some of KPL’s subscription databases from their personal computer. Some KPL services are available only to resident cardholders, including Hot Picks, Book Club in a Bag, and Book My Favorites. Reciprocal cardholders may have only three items on hold as of September 15, 2009.
Persons that do not live in the Kalamazoo Public Library district, including those from reciprocal libraries, may choose to pay an annual fee for a KPL card with full privileges. The fee covers all members of a family in one household. It may be paid at any time during the year then renewed at the new annual rate at the end of twelve months.
Western Michigan University Libraries
Persons living within a 50-mile radius of Western Michigan University and at least 18 years of age are eligible to borrow library materials from Western Michigan University Libraries as a guest. This includes all patrons within the Kalamazoo Public Library district.