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 Saturdays. 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 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 studyspaces. 
  • 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. 


Photos and information courtesy of Kent State University’s Writing Commons website, and University Libraries website,