Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:19pm

Kent State University will host the kickoff event for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read Northeast Ohio, a community reading program celebrating “An American Sunrise” by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American poet laureate of the United States. The kickoff event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. in the KSU Kiva, located in the Student Center, 800 E. Summit Street, Kent, Ohio. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated.

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:06am

How may I pickup items I request?

There are three options to pickup materials you request from Kent State University Libraries:

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:54pm

Kent State University is one of 61 organizations nationwide – and one of four organizations in Ohio – to be awarded a 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant. The university’s $20,000 grant will support the Big Read Northeast Ohio, a community reading program and related events focusing on “An American Sunrise” by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo from October 2021 through May 2022. Harjo, the first Native American poet laureate of the United States, will visit Kent State in March 2022 for a keynote event and book reading.

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 4:14pm

Susan Wadsworth-Booth is in her third year as director of the
Kent State University Press.

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:26pm

WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station aired this segment on May 19, 2021. Robin Young produced and edited this interview for broadcast with Karyn Miller-Medzon and Todd Mundt. Serena McMahon adapted it for the web. Contributions for the segment were received from Kent State University May 4 Archivist Elizabeth Campion. Here is a link to the original article as it appears on the WBUR website.

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 10:39am

Kent State University Libraries presented a Research Support Showcase on April 22, 2021, providing an overview of the many research support services available to the university’s faculty. The event, which was held virtually, was co-sponsored by Research and Sponsored Programs. 

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:34am

(KENT, OH – March 25, 2021) Kent State University Libraries proudly announces that Library Director Mary Hricko, Ph.D., of the Kent State Geauga Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center, recently received a Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors (COBAA) Grant for $1002. The grant, which is sponsored by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and awarded by the State Library of Ohio, provides federal funding to expand collection development of books about Ohio and written by Ohio authors.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 2:56pm

Thanks to the renewal of their key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to
inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State
University community. Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced an award of up to
$350,000 will be granted to support the LaunchNET initiative at Kent State University
through June 2023.

“We are incredibly grateful to Burton D. Morgan Foundation for their support of our Kent

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 3:26pm

COVID-19 has come with its fair share of obstacles, especially for students. Luckily, for Kent State University students, access to computer software is not one of them.

Students can now access an on-campus computer lab remotely using the Kent State Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 3:31pm

To celebrate Constitution Day, Kent State University Libraries is offering a virtual screening of the documentary And She Could Be Next. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include the filmmakers, Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Jyoti Sarda, as well as Kent State faculty members Denise Harrison, Joycelyn Harrison, Ph.D. and Janine Tiffe, Ph.D. This film provides a great opportunity to not only explore our democracy, but also to underscore the importance of voting. 


Kent State University Libraries’ Annual Report is a comprehensive overview of our department that includes our vision and mission statements and the programs, resources, events and personnel contributions with which they align. The inaugural issue covered the academic year 2018-19.

Essential Library, The Newsletter of Kent State University Libraries, is distributed once each fall and spring semester to all full-time employees at all of Kent State’s campuses. Through the newsletter, faculty and staff are informed of University Libraries’ services, personnel, events and facility updates and are encouraged to take advantage of all that the Libraries offer to support student success and their professional development. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2018.

Page Turners is University Libraries’ biannual magazine that informs and updates the on- and off-campus community of our knowledgeable faculty, competent staff, helpful resources, impressive facilities and interesting events. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2012.