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

Kendall College Library

Elise Brown

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.

Kendall College Library


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 - 8:00AM - 9:30 PM
Fri - 8:00AM - 4:30 PM
Sun - 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Sat - Closed

Library Circulation Policies

CLICK HERE to review the Kendall College Library Circulation Policies