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Guide to Textbooks

College Bookstore

The College Bookstore has the official textbooks for K College classes. Ask about new and used textbooks for sale, options for renting textbooks, or the availability of eBooks.

At the Kalamazoo College Library

The Library has some course textbooks available on Course Reserves for short-term use.  Some instructors place copies of their books on reserves for classes. 
Use this search link to search by Professor or by Course Number:

Some things to remember:

  • Most Course Reserves can be checked out for only 2 hours at a time.  Overdue fines are $1.00 per item per hour.
  • Not all courses will have materials on reserve.
  • You cannot place a hold on reserve items.
  • There are a limited number of copies on reserve for your entire class to use.

Course materials may also be available for check out in our collections. 

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.

Kalamazoo Public Library

Your local public library has eBooks as well as a large collection of physical items. K students can get a public library card.