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The Kent State Stark Library provides resources and services that help meet the instructional and research needs of students, faculty and staff of both Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College. We also serve our local community. While many services are remotely available through this site, please keep in mind that the full range of library services, including personal help by our library staff, is offered to users that come into the library.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the library will look and function differently than in the past. Visitors must adhere to the university's Flashes Safe Seven practices: socially distance (at least 6-feet apart) and everyone must wear a face covering. Many of the services the library has provided in the past will be suspended. Please pay close attention to the signs placed throughout the building. Students needing a quiet place to attend their remote courses should email the library staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a study room.
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Art in the Library
The Library displays current student art throughout the building. The pieces are creations of students enrolled in various art classes on campus. Come in and experience the artwork in person.
Library Second Floor - Quiet Space
The Library has designated the second floor as a Quiet Space for individual study and leisure reading. While on this floor, please refrain from any activity that may distract others from studying or otherwise using the Library for individual research. Group study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis (unless there are posted signs indicating they are reserved). When using the Group Study rooms, please be as quiet as possible and respectful of others on the second floor. Individuals may use Group Study rooms. However, if a group (more than 1 student) needs to use a Group Study room, an individual may be asked to relinquish the room.
Acceptable Use Policy
The Library provides 40+ workstations for people who come into the library. In addition, students may choose to checkout a laptop. These computers are provided for educational purposes. The Acceptable Use Policy describes the appropriate ways these computers should be used. The policy is posted on the library's web site, at each set of desktop computers and near print stations.