Loan Policies

Checkout Limits


Loan Period

Late Fee

Maximum Fee


Kids’ Books21 daysNoneNoneNone
Teen Books21 daysNoneNoneNone
Adult Books21 days10¢ per day$5None
Youth Magazines14 daysNoneNone5
Adult Magazines14 days5¢ per day$310
Hot Picks Books14 days$1 per day$102
Hot Picks DVDs3 days$1 per day$203
Audiobooks21 days10¢ per day$5None
Book Club in a Bag8 weeks$5 per day$702 bags
DVDs/Videos7 days25¢ per day$1520
CDs14 days10¢ per day$10None
Video Games7 days$1 per day$302

Loan Periods and Fines

Loan periods and fines vary by type of material.

You can renew most materials if they have not been reserved by another user. Video games may not be renewed. Hot Picks may not be reserved or renewed.


Holds are limited to 25 items per cardholder. Reciprocal cardholders may have only three items on hold.

How to Renew Library Materials

Renew library materials by asking a staff member at the circulation desk or by yourself at a computer with Internet access.

To renew materials yourself

  1. Login to the library catalog.  Enter your User ID (your library card barcode) and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number), then click Login to my Account.
  2. Click My Account.
  3. Select Renew to see your checked-out items.
  4. Click the box next to the items you wish to renew
  5. Click Renew Selected Items. If you have reached the renewal limit for that item, you will see a screen telling you the item failed to be renewed.

Need Help? Call 269-553-7806 or visit the Circulation Desk at your library branch.


Michican eLibrary (MeL) logo

Kalamazoo Public Library in-district patrons may borrow materials through MeLCat, the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog. This statewide library catalog and materials sharing system offers millions of books, CDs, DVDs, musical scores, manuscripts, and other materials from 170 libraries across the state.