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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 9:57am

Curbside Pickup is Kent State University Libraries’ contactless service that allows users to check out materials from its collection. The service, which began as a result of the campus closure during the pandemic, has remained a popular convenience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:45pm

KENT, Ohio - In honor of the May 4 50th Commemoration, Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) has created three virtual exhibitions, as well as additional engaging opportunities for alumni and others to share their May 4 stories. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:15pm

On Ohio Statehood Day, February 26, Kent State University Libraries was awarded a $13,646 grant from the Ohio History Fund to partially cover the digitization costs of their Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection. The grant will provide funding to create free, online access to high-resolution, digitized copies of these sought-after resources. Aside from the United States Library of Congress, Kent State is the holding institution for the largest and most complete set of Ohio Sanborn maps. These large-scale street plans were produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:02pm

Kent State University Libraries congratulates the winners of University Libraries’ survey giveaway!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:52am

University Libraries' makerspaces foster innovation and creativity on campus. Read more at Kent State Today!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 3:09pm

Kent State University Libraries, with assistance from Carrick Enterprises, has made TRAILS (Tool for the Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) freely available as an open educational resource (OER) at The newly established site provides access to downloadable PDFs of assessments, a searchable database of TRAILS assessment questions, and teaching resources contributed by users. 

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:47am

Fashion Librarian Edith Serkownek was featured in the May 1, 2019 issue of the Daily Kent Stater. Check out the story on!

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:50am

Kent State University Libraries’ May 4, 1970 Collection has been selected by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to benefit from a $30,561 award through the Recordings at Risk grant program, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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.


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.