All patrons with borrowing privileges must present a valid photo ID (and mail with a current Ohio street address if an address is not on the photo ID) when completing a Community Borrower application.
Community Borrowers must be residents of the State of Ohio.
An Ohio street address (not post office box), phone number, and email address are required to complete the Community Borrower application.
Community Borrower privileges are valid for one year from the date of application and may be renewed upon payment of any outstanding library charges.
Community Borrowers are limited to a maximum total of 20 items at one time (this includes checked out items, requested items, and items being returned to OhioLINK/SearchOhio institutions). Of these 20 items, a maximum of five OhioLINK/SearchOhio items may be either requested, returned, and/or checked out at one time. If the maximum number of items is reached, the borrower must return some items or have the OhioLINK/SearchOhio returns checked in at the lending institution before they can check out or request additional items.
Community Borrowers are limited to 6 renewals for Kent State University Books, Kent State University Musical Scores and College of Podiatric Medicine books.
Changes in name, street address, telephone number, or email address must be reported, in person, to the circulation desk of any Kent State University library. A valid photo ID (and mail with a current Ohio address if an address is not on the photo ID) must be presented when changing any information.
Community Borrowers are subject to all policies governing the use of Kent State University Libraries and its collections.
High School Community Members and Teachers
Community members 16 years of age or older may become Community Borrowers free of charge by requesting borrowing privileges at the Circulation desk of any Kent State University library location.
Community Borrower privileges exclude remote access to licensed electronic resources (e.g. research databases, e-journal, e-books, streaming video) including OhioLINK/SearchOhio resources. Visitors may use library materials within the library; some in-house resources may carry similar restrictions.
Kent State alumni can check out materials from the Libraries by registering as a Community Borrower. However, alumni do not have remote access to licensed electronic resources.
Community Borrowers may use Interlibrary Loan. Charges are $10 per filled request in addition to any charges assessed by the lending library.