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Kent Library Seeking Participants for FFR-Funded Pilot Program

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Kent Library invites full-time tenure-track and non-tenure track returning faculty members to participate in an FFR-funded pilot program to develop an Open Access Educational Resource package that replaces the current course textbook in their course and leads to increased learning outcomes achievement, a no-cost textbook alternative, and increased accessibility and portability of course materials. For more information and the application form, please visit The proposed project may be implemented in any course a faculty member teaches. Proposals must be received by April 23. Candidates will be informed of their status by April 28.


Snowed/iced in? Settle in with a good e-book without braving the weather

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Choose from over 140,000 ebooks through the Kent Library catalog — look for titles that have a book icon on the left side of the screen with a small red e in the bottom corner. Most of these titles will be non fiction

You can also choose a classic at Project Gutenberg, with over 40,000 pre-1929 titles, including titles by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Mark Twain to name a few, or find newer titles at Open Library, which includes a lending library of over 200,000 books, including titles by more contemporary authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult and many others.


Explore the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Credo Reference Topic Page

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Credo Reference contains a wide variety of Topic Pages. These pages link to reference sources on the topic at hand. To explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. Topic Page, visit the following link: Martin Luther King, Jr. Topic Page


De-Stress During Finals

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Kent Library is offering a no-stress zone for students Saturday, December 14th through Wednesday, December 18th. This “zone” will be located in Sadie’s Place on the main floor of the library. Take a break from studying to color a picture, work on a puzzle, play a game or create an origami masterpiece. There may even be a punching bag for those who really need to relieve some tension. Special events for the week will include a paper airplane contest at midnight Sunday night/Monday morning from the 3rd floor balcony and a photo booth in the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center Tuesday night from 10 pm to midnight.

Photo Booth in the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center is sponsoring a photo booth for students to relieve stress and strike a pose during finals week. Join us on Tuesday, December 17 from 10 pm until Midnight for this fun, free event. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit


Kent Library’s Fall 2013 Athenæum Series Concludes with Student Recital

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Kent Library will present a Common Hour Recital as its next Athenaeum event on November 20. The program will feature students from the Music Department performing solo and ensemble works from the classical repertoire. Performers will include solo pianists and guitarists as well as chamber ensembles featuring flute, oboe, trombone and strings.

The Department of Music presents these Common Hour Recitals six times a semester with most performances taking place in the Shuck Recital Hall on the River Campus. But ever since the inception of Kent’s Athenaeum Series, student performers have played at least one of these recitals each semester in Kent Library. Students and faculty in the Music Department see this performance not just as an opportunity to display the performing skills of the students, but as a chance to reach a wider audience and to offer the wider campus community some insight into the work that takes place in the School for Visual and Performing Arts.

The performance will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 in Sadie’s Place on the main level of Kent Library, lasting approximately 45 minutes. It is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit:


Academic ebooks – Over 138,000 full text ebooks now available

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

In cooperation with MOBIUS member libraries and via EBSCOhost, Kent Library now provides access to over 138,000 full text ebooks that are academic in nature, suitable for use in papers and projects across the University curriculum. The books may be read in a web browser on a computer, tablet or phone/mobile device. Books may also be ‘checked out’ for 2 weeks at a time and read without an internet connection required.

The books may be accessed from the databases A-Z page and via this link


Who Am I?

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Can you guess? Check your answer and see the full painting and info on this and over 1 million other works of art at ARTStor

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New York Times full text available online 1851 – present

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Kent Library is excited to announce the addition of the Historical New York Times to our collection of online resources. The entire series of this newspaper is available in full text and full image from 1851 to 2009, with full text (words only) also available from 2009 to the present

Articles are scanned in individually, as well as full images of each page, so you can see the content as it was originally published, including photographs and advertisements in context.

This resource is available on the Databases A-Z page


Check out our projectors!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Pocket sized digital projectors are available for checkout from the IM Center in Kent Library. The projector is ideal for small group projects and has a 7 day checkout period. Ask in the IMC for more details or visit