Academic Resource Guide - Library Services

The Kent State University Library is a great resource and a great place for students to study. The Library is open 24 hours during the week and until 10pm on Fridays, from 9am-10pm on Saturdays, and from 12pm-10pm on Sundays. The Library offers more than 4 million books and microforms, nearly 300,000 maps, more than 200 research databases, more than 48,000 e-journal titles, and approximately 11,000 DVDs and videos. You can reach a librarian at 330-672-3150, as well as via text message at 330-597-2170. Library features include:

  •  Extensive ways to receive help from librarians. The Library offers 10 subject librarians, professional staff, and trained graduate students, as well as the Meet with a Librarian program, in which you can schedule a one-hour appointment via the Meet with a Librarian page to have all your questions answers and needs met.
  •  Multiple study spaces for students to use, including group study rooms, a presentation practice room, Media:scape pods that allow students doing group work to connect multiple laptops to a projector screen, quiet study areas, and a Skype room. For more information, see the Study Spaces page.
  •  A large reference section, course reserves, interlibrary loans, special collections, statistical software, a student multimedia studio, and technical services.
  •  The Library will deliver books to your local Area Desk. You can access this feature by using KentLINK or OhioLink and selecting “Kent—My Departmental Office or Dorm” as your pick-up location, and you may return materials through Campus Mail.
  •  The Math Emporium, located on the 2nd floor of the Library, serves students in Algebra courses.
  •  The Writing Commons, which supports students at all levels with any projects that include writing, is located on the 4th floor of the Library.