Schedule a Visit

The School of Library and Information Science invites prospective students, researchers, community members and partners to schedule a visit to our location on the third floor of the University Library at the Kent Campus of Kent State University or in Columbus, Ohio, at the State Library of Ohio. 

To schedule a visit, please contact the appropriate location and let us know what you'd like to see and whom you'd like to meet. We'll do our best to set up a tour of the facilities that match your particular interests, either during our normal office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) or at another time by special arrangement. 

To visit the Kent Campus:

To visit our Columbus location:

Visit our Locations and Facilities page for more information about how to find us, where to park, etc.

Potential students Although our courses are offered entirely online, students in the local area (Northeast Ohio or Columbus/central Ohio) have the opportunity to conduct research, meet with faculty and other students and use the computer lounge and student lounge at the nearest physical location.

Note: All inquiries about the School and applying to the program (for online, Kent Campus and Columbus site) should be directed to the Kent Campus office:

School of Library and Information Science Kent State University 314 Library, 1125 Risman Dr. P.O. Box 5190 Kent, OH 44242-0001 330-672-2782 (Main office) 330-672-7965 (Fax) slisinfo@kent.edu

Researchers Researchers may wish to avail themselves of one or more of the many unique and sophisticated collections or facilities available through the School of Library and Information Science on the Kent Campus -- including the Digital Laboratory, MuseLab, Usability Lab,Reinberger Children's Library Center and Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art and individual Research Labs -- and the facilities available at the Columbus location. 

Please see the instructions above to schedule a visit. Be sure to tell us about your research interests and onsite needs so we may best assist you during your visit. 

Community Members Our unique collections in the Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art appeal to local practitioners as well as researchers interested in learning about the best and latest in children's literature and librarianship. Visits to these facilities is by appointment only. Please refer to the instructions above to schedule a visit. Be sure to tell us about your interests and onsite needs so we may best assist you during your visit.

The School's MuseLab attracts individuals from a variety of backgrounds to enjoy its exhibits. Members of the general public, as well as students and scholars with an interest in museum studies, are welcome to visit the MuseLab during its hours of operation or by appointment.