Locations & Facilities

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The School's administrative and faculty offices, classrooms and research facilities are located in the University Library on the Kent Campus (Kent, Ohio), located in Northeast Ohio. Communities in central and southern Ohio are served by the School's offices and classrooms located in the state capital, Columbus, at the State Library of Ohio.

All courses offered in the School are available online, but some of the core Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) courses, as well as select M.L.I.S. workshops, are also available periodically as face-to-face options in Kent and Columbus. The Ph.D. in Communication and Information, which allows a focus in various library and information science disciplines, is available only as a residential program at the Kent Campus.

All inquiries about the School and applying to the program should be directed to the Kent Campus office: 330-672-2782 or slisinfo@kent.edu.

Schedule your visit to our Kent or Columbus location.

Kent Campus

Kent State University Library

Room 314 (third floor)

1125 Risman Drive

Kent, Ohio 44242

Phone: 330-672-2782 

Fax: 330-672-7965

Plan your visit: Learn more about the area, including lodging and transportation options, and get a campus map.

Where to park: Visitors may park at the nearby Kent Student Center Visitor's Lot or by obtaining a one-day permit from Parking Services.

Columbus Site

State Library of Ohio

274 E. First Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201

Phone: 614-291-1001

Fax: 614-291-1015

Plan your visit: Follow directions to the State Library of Ohio. Once inside the building, turn right at the first hallway, and the Kent State offices will be immediately on your right.

Where to park: The facility offers free parking in an onsite lot.