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Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 10:21am

If you frequent the Kent State University Library for Starbucks and studying, you may not have noticed you were within feet of one of the most important resources for students on campus. The Student Multimedia Studio (SMS) on the first floor provides a space for academic and creative play for students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 2:40pm

The Division of Research and Economic Development will host a virtual conversation on the importance of data management plans (DMPs) in contemporary scholarly research on Thursday, Feb. 22 at noon. 

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 3:02pm

By Dean of University Libraries Ken Burhanna

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 1:36pm

Kent State University’s Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, in conjunction with University Libraries, on Feb. 6 will host a movie screening and panel discussion for Black History Month addressing the increasing infant mortality rate among African Americans in Northeast Ohio.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 1:25pm

Wishing you a joyful holiday season filled with warmth, laughter and

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 9:54am

How the Hack the Stacks program ensures the library collection is representative of the university population

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 10:28am

Kent State's University Libraries is the place for student success and research. It's a makerspace. It was also recently voted "Best Place to Study" by the Kent Stater's Best Of polls.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 10:27am

University Libraries is the place for student success. There, students can study, tap into a database for a journal article, get a book, 3D print, grab coffee, have a dance party, participate in the Halloween Costume Contest ...

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 10:26am

The Student Multimedia Studio (SMS) is on the first floor of the library. This makerspace fosters creativity and serves as a collaborative workspace for all students. 

Monday, November 20, 2023 - 12:51pm

Kent State University Libraries received a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a project to digitize sketchbooks and pressbooks from award-winning fashion designer Pauline Trigère. The project, Pauline Trigère: Fifty Years of American Fashion Entrepreneurship and Design, is led by Digital Projects Librarian Virginia Dressler, with support from Edith Serkownek, head of Kent State’s Fashion Library, which serves the students and faculty in KSU’s acclaimed Fashion School. 


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.