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Email any library-related questions to the following individuals, or take advantage of some of the online services listed below. The Library's direct phone number is 330-244-3330 (ext. 53330 while on campus) and the fax number is 330-494-6212.

Staff

  • Rob Kairis
    Library Director
    Professor, University Libraries
    330-244-3326 | Campus 53326
    rkairis@kent.edu
  • Melissa Bauer
    Online Learning Librarian
    Assistant Professor, University Libraries
    330-244-3320 | Campus 53320
    mbauer10@kent.edu
  • Theodore Guedel
    Reference and Instruction Librarian
    Assistant Professor, University Libraries
    330-244-3322 | Campus 53322
    tguedel@kent.edu
  • Mary Birtalan
    Cataloging/Interlibrary Loan
    Library Associate
    330-244-3323 | Campus 53323
    mbirtala@kent.edu
  • Jeanne Hawley
    Acquisitions
    Senior Library Assistant
    330-244-3321 | Campus 53321
    jhawley@kent.edu
  • Samantha Lee
    Circulation/Reserves
    Senior Library Assistant
    330-244-3324
    slee23@kent.edu

Online Services

  • Ask a Librarian Reference service on the web that enables you to ask short, factual questions and receive a response by e-mail (most responses to questions will be sent within 2 working days).
  • Request for Library Instruction Schedule an instruction session with one of our librarians
  • ILLiad InterLibrary Loan Form Submit interlibrary loan requests online.
  • Journal Finder Search this online database to find online copies of articles available to Kent State University users.
  • KnowItNow Connect and chat with a live librarian in real time (if you do this from off-campus, you must be a valid user and enter your name, social security number and PIN).