SMS Hours & Contact Info

Hours of Operation

*Update 3/16/20* SMS CLOSED

Due to the university's latest preventative measures regarding the Coronavirus, The Student Multimedia Studio, as well as the University Library building itself will be CLOSED until further notice. During this closure, the 3D printing service offered by the SMS is suspended.

For inquiries or concerns regarding future access to the SMS, please contact Hilary Kennedy, manager of Library Makerspaces, at hmkenned@kent.edu.

Regular semester hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Noon - 9 p.m.

Finals Week hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday / Sunday, CLOSED

Summer hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • CLOSED on weekends
  • Also CLOSED for Memorial Day and Independence Day (July 4)

Holiday closures:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day (Nov. 11)
  • Thanksgiving (Close Wed. at 5 p.m., reopen on Sun. at noon)
  • KSU Holiday Schedule (TBD)
  • Spring Break (open with limited hours)

For holiday and other intersession hours visit the University Libraries Hours Sheets page.

students work on a group project in one of the editing suites in the Student Multimedia Studio

Contact the SMS

Before contacting us for help with a project, please visit the Tutorials page first to see if the answer to your question can be found in one of the tutorials.

You can reach a student multimedia consultant directly at 330.672.0221 or kentstatesms@gmail.com.

Hilary Kennedy, SMS Manager

  • Phone: 330.672.1848
  • Email: hmkenned@kent.edu

Jobs at the SMS

The Student Multimedia Studio employs a team of Student Consultants to assist in the operations of the makerspace. To apply for a job at the SMS, visit the Jobs for Students page on the University Libraries website.