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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. 

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 1:20pm

Authors visit May 4 Visitors Center to discuss how Devo got its start on Kent State’s campus and how band members were affected by May 4

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 10:11am

In her new role, the Akron-area native will primarily handle the preservation of university history specifically, along with working with May 4 materials, managing records and preserving permanent files.

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 9:23am

Grant allows for purchase of high-resolution scanner for preservation work

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 9:46am

Kent State University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Silvestro as the new university archivist.

Kristin Silvestro

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 10:16am

Miller was one of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, on the Kent Campus. He is the fallen student who Mary Ann Vecchio is kneeling near in the most well-known photo from that tragic day. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 1:40pm

University Libraries is proud to name the awardees of our first set of Affordable Learning Materials (ALM) and Open Educational Resources (OER) Incentive Grants. These grants, funded by the Provost’s Office, are to provide incentive to faculty to adopt/adapt, or write their own OER. OER are openly-licensed textbooks and accompanying materials that are free of charge to students. Each awardee has been paired with an assigned Subject Librarian to assist with research and other informational needs.


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.