Mary and Edwin Meader Fine Art Library

KIA Library Collections

  • Books and videos: Search the library's catalog.
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Current periodicals
  • Artist Files

    Library Hours

    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

    2018 Inventory Hours

    Art Detectives

    The Meader Library's every-month children's event offered September through May. Click here for more information

    Arty the Mouse

    Arty on the Road!
    We hope to see you this summer at the 5 KPL branches to explore art
    "Around the World in 90 Days!"

    Free and open to all!
    Arty Mouse is traveling to see you this summer at these Kalamazoo Public Library branches listed below. Join in the adventures at 3 pm:

    Aug. 1, Central Library
    Aug. 15, Washington Square
    Aug 23, Back to the KIA 3 pm - 5 pm. Join us as Arty returns to the KIA for a celebration of his travels!
    Registration required for library programs. Contact KPL for registration.

    Book discussions

    The library hosts book discussions at 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month from September through May.

    Using the Library

    The library is open to the public for research and enjoyment. If you're a KIA member, you may borrow materials - just bring in your KIA membership/library card to get started.

    Contact the Library

    Phone: 269-349-7775, ext. 3166

  • Upcoming library events

    Art Detectives on the Road

    To sign up, call 269-349-7775, ext. 3166, or email the library.

    New Acquisitions

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  • Memento Park: A Novel by Mark Sarvas "A son learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him"
  • Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists by Donna Seaman "An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion--their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation."
  • Helen Frankenthaler: After Abstract Expressionism, 1959-1962 by John Elderfield "This striking new book features fourteen paintings and two works on paper by renowned American abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler."

    Be sure to check out our growing DVD collection, our circulating magazine collection, and our children's literature collection!


    The Meader Fine Arts Library accepts donations of art and art history related items.

    In accepting a donation of materials, the library reserves the right to decide whether items should be added to the collection. If donated books and other materials are not added to the collection, these items will be sold on our book sale cart.

    The library cannot assess the value of a donation. There is a donation form that can be completed for your records. It is the donor s responsibility to determine the value of the donation or use an independent appraiser to do it for them.

    We do not accept:

    • Anything damaged, or in poor physical condition
    • Anything damp, dirty, or moldy
    • Textbooks
    • Magazines
    • Cassettes
    • VHS Tapes

    Due to space limitations we cannot accept more than 2 paper grocery bags (or similar-size boxes) of donated items per person per day. If you are interested in donating more than that to the library please call 269-349-7775 ext. 3166 or email to set up an appointment.