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Guide to Textbooks

College Bookstore

The College Bookstore has the official textbooks for K College classes.

At the Kalamazoo College Library

Sometimes your required books can be found within the Library. Try searching by title.

  • eBooks can be used after you login using K College credentials.
  • Physical books can be requested for local pick-up.

Not local? Your librarians are here to help!

From MeLCat

K College Library is part of a network of Michigan libraries that share resources.

Remember to use the barcode on your K ID to request materials from MeL.

Please keep the following restrictions in mind:

  • Textbooks borrowed from other MeL libraries can be checked out for 4 weeks.  You may renew the item unless the original library needs it back. 
  • A keyword search using author AND words from the title is usually the best way to find your books.  Be aware that there may be multiple editions and publication years... typically the newest editions are harder to get a hold of.  Ask your instructor if an older edition is acceptable.
  • MeLCat items belong to other libraries and require prompt return. Overdue materials may be subject to replacement charges of up to $100 per item and a suspension of MeLCat borrowing privileges.

Ask Other Students

K students help each other!

  • Talk to other students, especially upper-class students. Many are willing to sell or exchange textbooks. 
  • Post a question on the K Student Body Facebook page. 
  • Be cautious of online sites promising free access, some are not legal.

Your Local Public Library

Your local public library may have eBooks as well as a large collection of physical items. K students can get a public library card for Kalamazoo Public Library. 

Internet Archive

This free & open resource sometimes contains a scanned version of the book you need. 

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