Information for New Students

Getting to Know the Salem Campus Library

The Salem Campus Library offers the advantages of a large university library in a friendly, small-campus environment. Our local collections have been selected to meet your educational needs and to support Salem's unique programs. We also provide access to the holdings of the 8-campus Kent system and of academic and research libraries throughout Ohio. 

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Getting Help With Your Research

Assistance in using our resources and in locating the information you need is readily available. Please stop by the library,
call us at 330 337-4213 or try our email or IM reference services using the links below.
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The SMILE Lab adjacent to the Library offers multimedia resources for independent learning and collaborative projects. It also houses equipment for creating multimedia projects and presentations. Selected media and equipment can be checked out at the Library Circulation desk for use in the lab.
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