The Meader Fine Arts Library features works of literature and non-fiction about art, cinema, and more. Hosting book discussions to explore works throughout the month, our library is the premier destination for bibliophiles, art enthusiasts, and casual readers in the Kalamazoo area. In addition, we carry a range of periodicals that cover a broad range of topics, from architecture and antiques to ceramics and photography.

Current library hours: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11am-3pm

Borrowing: If you’re a KIA member, you may borrow materials – just bring in your KIA membership/library card to get started.

Contact: Email  or phone (269) 585-9291.

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Book Discussions

The Meader Fine Arts Library’s free book discussions are at 2 pm on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May. Discussions are held virtually on Zoom. For more information, call 269-585-9265, or email .

February 16

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

This is a virtual event!

March 16

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

by Thi Bui

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April 20

Concentric Circles

by Yang Lian

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Selected Digitized KIA Exhibition Catalogs


Framing Moments Exhibition Catalog

George Rickey
Harold Landes
Kalamazoo Views
Nora Drapce
Marcia Wood
Stephen Hansen

Electronic Resources

Fine Arts Library E-Resources
Art Abstracts Online
Michigan E-Library (MeL)
Art and Multimedia from Public Collections
Art Education from the NGA
Met Open Access Images
Studio Museum Archives
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art of Asia's Diasporas and the Asian-American Experience