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Library Resources & Support for Online Learning

For Kalamazoo College students

Your librarians are here to help!

Library staff are working remotely, and most library resources and services are available online.

Policy changes of note (as of 3/18/2020):

  • MeLCat borrowing and lending is suspended state wide, for all Michigan libraries.

  • Interlibrary Loan continues to operate, but we will no longer lend or borrow physical books. You may place ILL requests for articles. If you place an ILL request, we will get it to you electronically.

  • Due Dates for all Kalamazoo College materials are extended. Happily, we are fine free!

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Documenting Your Experience during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Kalamazoo College Archives invites students (and faculty and staff) to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. Daily life under a global pandemic will be an important research topic in the future and the College Archives seeks to preserve these stories.

Taking a Deep Breath

While everyone is working hard to transition to online courses, we also want to acknowledge that this is a stressful, confusing, anxiety-inducing time for many. For some, online classes may provide a welcome distraction from everything else going on in the world; for others, online classes may further complicate their already complicated situations. This is true for both instructors and students - everyone is trying to deal with a rapidly changing situation. In light of this, we ask that everyone be patient with each other as we navigate this situation together.

  • Maintain good self-care - establish a routine, get enough sleep, exercise, eat healthy, practice mindfulness or meditation
  • Reach out to your support network, especially if you are physically isolated from other people
  • Select a few reliable news sites to follow, and don't try to keep up with every piece of information that is coming out
  • Take reasonable recommended steps to prevent the spread of the virus

COVID-19 Information

Find the most up-to-date information about responses and tracking of the Coronavirus outbreak at these sites: