Kent State University Library

Students Knitting at Kent State

University Libraries is committed to serving students and ensuring their success; helping faculty to advance and achieve excellence in their teaching, creative and research endeavors, and connecting with the world beyond the Kent State University campuses.

University Libraries at Kent State is recognized as one of the top academic libraries in the nation. For more than a century, they remain rooted in the Kent State Community evolving to meet the needs of the many people they serve, while honoring their traditions.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. This past Spring students and the KSU community voted University Libraries "Best Place to Study" for the second year in a row. On a related note, we've had increased interest from other departments who want to hold their events at the Library.
  2. Our budget has stayed the same or slightly increased.
  3. Development of faculty and staff through a consultative succession planning process resulting in strategic reorganization, reassignment and hiring, including success in creating a more diverse workforce.

What's the most popular spot in your library for students and patrons?

The "Fab Fourth" is a popular spot - the entire 4th floor was recently renovated and includes comfy furniture and MediaScape units for group work.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

Kent State University is a charter member of OhioLINK.

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