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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find Kent State University University Libraries on the Web? How do I find the Fashion Library on the Web?

How do I check my library record online?

How do I renew my library books?

How do I find books in KentLINK and OhioLINK?

How do I request books from other libraries?

How are books arranged in the Fashion Library?

Are there any other sources of fashion design and merchandising information?

How do I find information about designer or manufacturer Websites?

How do I find Kent State University University Libraries on the Web?

Kent State University's University Libraries Web site is located at http://www.library.kent.edu . From the Library homepage, you can click on the Locations tab link and then click Branch Libraries. From there you can click on a link to access the June F. Mohler Fashion Library main page. If you want to go directly to the main page for the June F. Mohler Fashion Library, the URL is http://www.library.kent.edu/fashion_home.

How do I check my library record online?

Go to https://kentlink.kent.edu/patroninfo to check your library record.

How do I renew my library books?

To renew your library books, you will view your KentLINK record at https://kentlink.kent.edu/patroninfo. Directions can be found here: http://www.library.kent.edu/access/circ.html#howtorenew.

How do I find books in KentLINK and OhioLINK?

You can access KentLINK at http://kentlink.kent.edu/. When using KentLINK, you can extend your search to OhioLINK by clicking on the blue button (near the top of the screen) that says OHIOLINK CENTRAL.

When searching an online catalog (sometimes called an OPAC, or Online Public Access Catalog) for books on a certain topic, it is usually a good idea to start with a Keyword search. Once you have found a catalog record for an appropriate item, you can click on a Subject listed to search by Subject.

How do I request books from other libraries?

When using KentLINK, you can extend your search to OhioLINK by clicking on the blue button (near the top of the screen) that says OHIOLINK CENTRAL. To request a book from OhioLINK, click on the REQUEST THIS ITEM Link displayed in the OhioLINK record for the item and provide the requested information. You can have the OhioLINK item delivered to any Kent State University library. You can learn more about OhioLINK here: http://www.ohiolink.edu/about/.

You can request books and other library materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. You can learn about Interlibrary Loan here: http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10056

How are books arranged in the Fashion Library?

Our books are arranged according to Library of Congress Classification. This means that they are arranged by classification, using call numbers that are alphanumeric (a combination of letters and numbers). Some books are in the Restricted Collections. Others are in the stacks arranged by LC Call Number. Reference materials are in the first row and are arranged by LC Call Number. The oversized items are arranged by LC Call Number in the last aisle of the library.

To learn how to find books by Call Number, look here: http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10033

Are there any other sources of fashion design and merchandising information?

There are many indexes and databases that provide information and research that relates to fashion design and merchandising. Some of the more commonly used resources for fashion information available through Kent State University University Libraries are available here: http://www.library.kent.edu/fashion_research

How do find information about designer or manufacturer Websites?

To find a particular designer's Website, search for that designer's name using a search engine. You can learn more about search engines here: http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10671. A list of some useful fashion industry websites is available through our Online Fashion Resources page.

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