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Kendall College of Art & Design Library - Student Basics: Home

This guide provides key information about accessing resources through the Kendall College Library.

Kendall College of Art & Design Library

Where Do I Start?

KCAD Library Online -

Finding a topic:

1. Think about what ideas have interested you during class discussions or readings.

2. Look through newspapers, magazines or journals for ideas.  Have you seen or heard anything interesting through other media outlets?

3. To generate ideas and to start to learn about your topic, use the suggested online resources provided in the tabbed pages of the guide.

KCAD Library Info

KCAD Library Online -


Kendall College Library
Kendall College of Art and Design
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-451-2787 ext 1121

Fall & Spring Semester Hours
M-Thur - 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat - Closed
Sun - 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Library Circulation Policies

CLICK HERE to review the Kendall College Library Circulation Policies

Off Campus Access

As a KCAD Student you have 24/7 access, off-campus access to many online resources including: Encore (the KCAD Library Catalog), Article Databases, MELCAT & your library account.

If you are a new KCAD Student please stop by the Library to have your new KCAD ID linked to your library record. Until your ID is linked you will be unable to access the above resources from off-campus.

To access all resources offered by the Library you will need to go through the Kendall College of Art & Design Library Website

When accessing from off campus you will be asked to login.


  • To use ENCORE
  • Access your library account
  • Article Databases 


If you have any problems attempting to login, please contact the library during daytime hours.

Your Reference & Instruction Librarian

Elise Brown
616-451-2787 ext.1123 - On Campus #95 1123