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The Kalamazoo College Library has a limited number of classrooms available for study to current students on a first-come first-served basis. Classrooms are kept locked when not in use. The following classrooms may be checked out: ULC 213, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 310, 311, and 312. Classrooms reserved in advance through Facilities Reservations are not available for checkout until the reservation period has ended.

Checkout Policy

  • Students with a valid Kalamazoo College ID and library fines under $20.00 may check out library classrooms.
  • Classrooms are checked out at the Circulation Desk for immediate use. No classroom reservations are accepted at the Circulation Desk.
  • The checkout period for a classroom is four (4) hours.  Renewals must be made in person at the Circulation Desk. There is a fine of $1 per hour for overdue rooms.
  • During the academic year while classes are in session, classrooms may be checked out during the following times:
    • Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 1:00am
    • Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00am
    • During break weeks and holidays, classrooms may be checked out when the Library is open.
  • All personal belongings must be removed from the classroom at time of checkout.
  • All classrooms must be vacated at least fifteen (15) minutes before the Library closes.
  • Library staff may lock the room and verify its condition prior to checking in the room.
  • Classrooms are not checked out on days when final exams are in session. Students may use classrooms on a first-come first-served basis unless the room is reserved or scheduled for a final exam.

Rules for Use

  • The student who checks out the classroom is responsible for the condition of the room during the checkout period regardless of who uses the room.
    Users of the classrooms must clean up after themselves and leave the room in good condition for the next users.

    The Kalamazoo College Library reserves the right to charge a $72 housekeeping fee to the responsible student’s Library account based on the condition of the classroom when the checkout period ends.

  • “Good condition” includes, but is not limited to:
    • Floors and tables are clean and completely free of trash
    • Tables and chairs are moved back to their original locations
    • Chalkboards and whiteboards are clean and erased
    • Walls and tables are not smudged, gouged, or defaced
    • Users of Library classrooms must comply with:
    • Do not move furniture out of or into classrooms.
    • Do not leave a classroom unattended. The Library is not responsible for personal property. Property left unattended in a classroom for more than 30 minutes may be removed and the classroom will be checked in.
    • Failure to follow College or Library policies may result in a temporary or permanent suspension of Library classroom checkout privileges.

    Policy updated November 24, 2015

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