Visit Spark

Spark's 104 South Lincoln Street location

*Updated 4/30/20*

Notice regarding Access to Spark

Due to the university's preventative measures regarding COVID-19, Spark will remain CLOSED until it relocates into the new Design Innovation Hub later this summer. Access to Spark is unfortunately unavailable during this closure. Any changes to this plan will be reflected here on the homepage. For details or concerns regarding access to Spark, please contact Hilary Kennedy, manager of Library Makerspaces, at hmkenned@kent.edu.

Hours

Spring Semester

  • CLOSED (see announcement above)
  • Monday, CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 2 - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2- 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, CLOSED

 

Holiday closures

  • 4th of July (if it falls during scheduled hours of operation)
  • Veteran's Day (if it falls during scheduled hours of operation)
  • Thanksgiving - close for the week on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
  • KSU Holiday Schedule (Spark closed December 20, 2019 through January 6, 2020)

For more information or to arrange for a visit outside of Spark's regular hours of operation, contact Spark at 330-672-3679 or kentstatespark@gmail.com.

Location

Spark is located at 104 South Lincoln Street, Unit C in Kent, Ohio. The Unit C location is at the corner of Lincoln and East Main Street in Kent, between Starbucks and Campus Book & Supply.

the location of Spark as of spring 2019

Parking

The Unit C location is at the corner of Lincoln and East Main Street in Kent, between Starbucks & Campus Book and Supply. For details on parking, visit the Parking Services website.

Access

The makerspace in Spark Innovation Studio is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff as well as the local community. For details on how to get started using Spark visit the Makerspace Access & Equipment page.

Jobs at Spark

Spark Innovation Studio is a unit within Kent State University Libraries and employs a team of students to assist in the operations of the makerspace under the job description of Student Maker Assistant 1. Students who are interested in working at Spark are encouraged to fill out an application on the Jobs for Students page on the University Libraries website.