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Western Michigan University Libraries

WMU Materials in MeLCat

MeLCat includes records from Western Michigan University's libraries!

This means that current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff no longer have to trek to Western's campus to get books owned by Western's libraries -- now they may order books straight from MeLCat.

The books will be delivered to the Kalamazoo College Library Circulation Desk, and patrons may pick them up there. All MeLCat materials must be returned to the Kalamazoo College Circulation Desk. Delivery of MeLCat items usually takes between two and seven days.

However, this service is in effect for books only --
articles and online resources still must be obtained by physically going to the Libraries on Western's campus. Also, you need an item right away, Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff may go to Western's libraries and check out materials.

Read more about MeLCat.

Borrowing Privileges at WMU

* * * * * * Notice: Please be aware of Western's policy regarding
* * * * * * * NO Library Services past midnight! * * * * * *

K-College Students and Staff may:

  • use MeLCat to borrow materials from WMU and have them delivered to the Kalamazoo College Library circulation desk, or
  • borrow WMU materials in person at a WMU library (also through MeLCat)

In either case, WMU will check out the materials through MeLCat, and the materials may be returned to the Kalamazoo College Library Circulation Desk.

K-College Faculty may:

  • use MeLCat to borrow materials from WMU and have them delivered to the Kalamazoo College Library circulation desk, or
  • borrow WMU materials in person at a WMU library (also through MeLCat), or
  • borrow WMU materials in person at a WMU library and request to check them out outside the MeLCat system (through a faculty reciprocal borrowing agreement between K College and WMU)

When K faculty borrow materials in person from WMU outside of the MeLCat system:

  • may borrow a maximum of 10 items at Western's libraries
  • may borrow items for a WMU semester
  • may renew an item twice unless it has been recalled
  • do not accrue fines for overdue items
  • accrue fines for overdue items that have been recalled
  • must present a valid K-College ID to check out materials

Materials borrowed from Western Michigan University may be returned to the  Kalamazoo College Library Circulation Desk. To avoid fines from WMU, please
make sure your items will arrive at WMU by their due dates.

If you have questions or problems, please contact the Circulation Department at 269-337-7153 or circulation@kzoo.edu