Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 4:45pm

Learn how to locate, adopt and adapt Open Educational Resources and other alternatives to traditional textbooks at Kent State University Libraries’ 2022 Affordable Course Materials Summit. This event will take place on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm in the first-floor Harrick Garden Room. The event is free; however, registration is required.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 4:21pm

Kent State University Libraries and the Honors College will co-host a Constitution Day event on Friday, Sept. 16 in University Libraries’ Harrick Garden Room, beginning at 1 p.m. Accomplished New York attorney and Kent State alumnus Lloyd De Vos will present “Equal Justice – Under Law – For All” focusing on the U.S. Constitution’s impact on our government. Additionally, De Vos will discuss his personal experience arguing a case before the Supreme Court and his views on a living Constitution.

Friday, August 26, 2022 - 11:25am

The Kent State University Press, which publishes two journals as well as 20–30 books each year, is known for a variety of fields including history, literature and regional studies—and a series of current books about true crime history for both a general and scholarly audience.

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 10:16am

This is a grant opportunity for instructors and creators interested in using Affordable Learning Materials and OER.


The Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordable Learning Material (ALM) Incentive Program is designed to:

Monday, May 9, 2022 - 11:50am

As Students First continues to be priority one for Kent State University, it is important to note that affordable course materials, including Open Educational Resources (OERs), have been demonstrated to lower the cost of higher education for students and may improve learner outcomes through increased access.1, 2

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 10:12am

Kent State University’s long and extensive history has been continuously documented and studied. Those looking for the highlights of the university’s past can find it all in one place: the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives: Digital Collections on the website. This next installment of Where on the Web? highlights pages across the Kent State website of special interest and use to the Kent State community.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:43am

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 2:50pm

The Kent State University Press and the Wick Poetry Center invite the public to celebrate the recently published “Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic” on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in University Library’s Harrick Garden Room, 1125 Risman Drive in Kent, Ohio. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are appreciated. RSVP at


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.