Library Hours

As of March 17, Kent State University has closed nearly all campus operations, including the library, until further notice in an effort to support the recommendation and steps outlined on the COVID-19 Information page.

Need library help? Library staff will be available remotely from Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Please contact us by email at or reach out to us individually.

Click here for the latest Kent State University Library COVID-19 updates and resources.

Additional Information on Physical Items

  • Requesting or recalling KentLINK, OhioLINK, or Search Ohio items is not available.
  • Items due during this period will have their due dates extended to May 11, 2020 for all students graduating in Spring 2020. Due dates for all other currently checked out items have been extended through August 31, 2020.
  • Items currently on hold will be available when we reopen.
  • To return library materials to the Ashtabula campus library during this period, please use the book drop located in the back of the library.

Finding Books, AV & Digital Images

KentLINK Library Catalog
Find and request items from any library in the Kent State University System

OhioLINK Library Catalog
Search and request materials from Ohio academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio.

Simultaneously search KentLINK, OhioLINK and a large number of selected databases and indexes.

OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
Includes instructional, research, historic, and creative materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio's private colleges.

Audio, Visual, and Image Resources
Directory of music recordings, the C-SPAN video library and television recordings, art images, geological and historic maps and more.

Request materials from a network of public library systems throughout the state.

Interlibrary Loan
Request books and articles from other libraries in the KSU system, statewide, nationally and internationally.

Citation Style Guides

AMA Style Guide - George Washington University

APA Style Guide - Kent State University Libraries

APA & MLA Style Tutorials - Kent State University Libraries

MLA Formatting & Style Guide - Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

Turabian or Chicago Style Guides - Western Carolina University Writing Center

Finding Articles

Helpful resource for Nursing and Allied Health articles.

Opposing Viewpoints
Includes pro and con commentary on a variety of contemporary topics.

Academic Search Complete
Popular multi-disciplinary resources

Covers the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Nexis Uni
Access local and national newspaper articles, law and legislative materials and company financials. 

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center
Search for electronic journals, articles by article title, author, publisher, journal title, and more. 

Journal Finder
Looking for a specific journal? Find full-text electronic and print journals by journal title or by subject.