Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:43am

Everyone’s favorite event is back. Kent State University Libraries will host its seventh-annual Stress-Free Zone on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7. The event is open to students, staff and faculty from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of University Library...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:35pm

Kent State University has selected Kenneth Burhanna to serve as the new dean of University Libraries. As dean, Mr. Burhanna will oversee the Kent State University Library and the branch libraries on the Kent Campus.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Nearly five decades have passed since Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a gathering of protesting students on the campus of Kent State University, killing four, wounding nine and impacting generations.

This international tragedy has never lost its relevance. Whether embraced or criticized, it is a living and breathing chapter in Kent State’s past, present and future.

Individuals from around the world, from the young to the elderly, from numerous disciplines and backgrounds, have sought more information about the events that surround that fateful day.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:45pm

The International Student Reception event at Kent State’s library Thursday, Feb. 3, saw an increase in attendance since last semester.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 4:27pm

Susan Wadsworth-Booth appointed as director of Kent State University Press

Kent State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Wadsworth-Booth as the director of the Kent State University Press.

Wadsworth-Booth, formerly the director of the Duquesne University Press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will begin her duties on September 11.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:04am

University Libraries has a fresh new look for its website, designed to reflect Kent State University's bold new branding initiative. We hope that this refresh will make the Kent State University Libraries experience more convenient, enjoyable, and rewarding for the entire Kent State community.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:19pm

More than 72,000 items in Kent State University Libraries’ May 4, 1970 collection will be digitally captured with the funding assistance of a $119,443 matching grant, provided by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC). The digitization of these documents will allow users to explore these events and the context surrounding them through free, online access.     

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:14am

An initiative to improve the health of the Kent State University students, faculty and staff through physical activity - promoting stair use across campus!

So, why take the stairs?

  • Easily accessible, convenient, does not require a change of clothes, gym membership or time out of your schedule!
  • It helps maintain weight reducing risk for obesity and chronic diseases.
  • Improve bone and joint health.
  • You might help save electricity.

Going to the 4th floor? Help save electricity by taking the stairs today!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 8:11am

The Kent State University Libraries will host Michael Blanding, author of the bestseller The Map Thief on Thursday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. in Library Room 1018. This Borowitz True Crime Lecture event will include a presentation by Blanding and a book signing. Copies of The Map Thief will be available for purchase.


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.